Common evening primrose - Oenothera biennis.This sweetly scented wildflower is a host for Sphinx Moth caterpillars. Adult Moths of many species will flock to the flowers-which can be a creamy lemon yellow,a soft pink,or white.I may be mistaken-but I could swear I've seen cultivars available in a pale lavender,too!For the Moon Garden,White,Pale Pink or White would probably show best.
SUGGESTED TO ME FOR A GOOD MOON-GARDEN PLANT Bat friendly plant. Click image to learn more & add to your own plants list in Shoot. Botanical name: Oenothera biennis Other names: Common evening primrose, Large rampion, Night willowherb, Wild four o'clock, Scurvish, Night willowherb, Field primrose, Coffee plant, Cure-all, Fever plant Genus: Oenothera Species: O. biennis - O. biennis is a spreading biennial with pale yellow flowers in summer. They open in the evening hence the name.
Vintage illustration classic children's fairy tale design titled Evening Primrose by artist Walter Crane, 1889. A small woman, the size of Thumbelina, is looking up at a beautiful yellow flower with a moon and star in the night sky. <br>Flora's Feast: A Masque of Flowers. <br>Ere evening primrose lights her lamp. A beacon to the garden camp. This design features a woman with yellow flowers, a crescent moon and a star in the night sky.
Yellow evening primrose is a sweet little wildflower that does well in almost any part of the U.S. As the name suggests, the yellow evening primrose blooms at night. Learn more growing info in this article.
Oenothera-pilosella | Prairie Sundrops, or Meadow Sundrops | Full sun, part shade | 18-24" | Yellow flower, blooms May-June | The preference is full sun, moist conditions, and a loamy soil with high organic content. This plant develops quickly during the spring and flowers readily. Later in the year, it becomes dormant and less attractive in appearance, but can tolerate some drought. This plant is easy to grow if it is not too dry, and can spread aggressively. | This lovely plant should be…
PR00828 MISSOURI Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera macrocarpa aka O. missouriensis Certainly one of the most beautiful of the evening primroses it produces clear yellow paper thin blossoms up to 5 inches across from June to September. Grows to 12 inches tall and has a sprawling habit with soft velvety leaves. Winter hardy to zone 4. 100 seeds $1.99