Evening Primrose sunshine yellow blossom with the pink Evening Primrose moth
yellow blossom and tall stem of Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis
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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Biennial

Bloom colour: yellow (lemon scented!). 

Bloom time: Jul-Aug

Height: 2-6 feet

Light: Sun , Part Shade , Shade

Soil: Dry

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 (click here to find your plant hardiness zone)

Evening Primrose attracts: Birds, hummingbirds and is an important food source for native bees

And is a host plant for: many moth species, including the eye-catching pink Primrose Moth

Yellow flowers bloom in a terminal spike and have a sweet, lemon-like fragrance. Evening primrose is found in rocky or sandy areas, meadows and prairies. Although it is a biennial, it readily self seeds so will last in the garden. Seedlings can easily be moved.