|Angel's "Evening Primrose"|
Shaw Island, photo taken Summer 2014.
Common name: "Evening Primrose," "King's Cure-All"
Life cycle: Biennial
Growing region: Zone 4 to 9
Bloom time: Late Spring-Summer
Flower description: Clear yellow; showy; fragrant; short-lived; June-August.
Habitat: full sun; well-drained soils; 1 and 2-yr old plants grow together in localized clumps––sea-level to 2,000-ft.
Tolerates: Some people say this is deer resistant but that is NOT true at the Gatehouse garden on Shaw Island living without a deer fence.
According to the Xerces Society, this plant has special value for native bees.
Great description here:
|Seed packets for sale at the|
Gatehouse, Squaw Bay Road.