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Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose)

Northeast Pollinator Plants

Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose)

$ 5.99
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Common Name:  Evening Primrose

Attracts:  Bees

Use:  Garden or Naturalizing

Light:  Full to Part Sun

Hardiness Zone:  4-9   USDA Zone Map

Soils:  Medium to Wet

Flower Time:  June to August

Flower Color:  Yellow

Height:  1'-2'

Notes:  Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) is a mat-forming, mid-summer flowering biennial beauty, known to spread but easily removed if wanting in a garden setting. 

Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Agapostemon splendens (Brown-Winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Bombus affinis (Rusty-Patched Bumble bee) presumed extinct!
Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern Bumble bee)
Lasioglossum nelumbonis (Lotus Sweat bee)
Lasioglossum novascotiae (Nova Scotia Metallic-Sweat bee)
Macropis nuda (Dark-Legged Yellow Loosestrife bee)

Native to NE, Mid-West and South Central US:  Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).

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