Narrow-Leaved Evening Primrose
Oenothera fruticosa var. fruticosa
Origin: Eastern US
Improvement status: Wild
Seeds per packet: ~6,000
Germination tested: 6/2021: 81%
Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial
Called Narrow-Leaved Sundrops, Southern Sundrops, and Narrow-Leaved Evening Primrose, the plant goes by many names, in a particularly fluid genus (Oenothera). What we can say about Sundrops is that they offer a striking splash of crisp yellow in the early Spring, and are a nice choice for mass plantings and naturalized native gardens. They die back to an attractive rosette in the winter and will fill in nicely by seed and root.
18-32"h. Medium to Wet Soil. Full-Part Sun. Yellow bloom April-July.
These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.
Growing Tips: Surface sow in Spring, needs some light to germinate.