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Oenothera caespitosa

Tufted Primrose, Fragrant Primrose, White Evening Primrose
Onagraceae
Perennials, Flowers

OENOTHERA

Valued for showy, four-petaled, silky flowers in bright yellow, pink, or white. Some types display their blossoms during the day, others open in late afternoon and close the following morning. Flowers of some are fragrant. Plants succeed in tough, rough places.

Oenothera caespitosa

Perennial or biennial. Native to the western U.S. Clump grows to 8–12 in. high and 2 ft. wide, with many rosettes of narrow, fuzzy gray-green leaves. Fragrant, 3–4-in. flowers fade from white to pink; they open in the evening. Blooms heavily in late spring, early summer.

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