Oenothera caespitosa

Fragrant Evening Primrose: Silken white blossoms unfurl each evening over shiny deep green mounds of leaves, slipping to a rosy tint with midday heat. The fragrance is sweet and exotic, contrasting sharply with the native surroundings of dry foothills, shrub steppe and pinyon-juniper. Tolerant of poor well-drained soils, and clay. Firewise. More information here.


Plant details

  • Common name: Fragrant Evening Primrose
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 6 in. x 12 in.
  • Native to: Idaho