This is a blooming machine! Give it a place in the front of the border or rock garden so you can enjoy the color. Tight buds unfurl to fragrant, lemon-yellow blossoms held on bright red stems. Silvery foliage completes the picture of this heat-loving perennial. It is low growing and spreads almost like a vine.
Nectar attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
Important food source for native bees
Attracts large hawk moths
Long blooming and colorful
Heat and drought tolerant once established
Found in limestone glades & bluffs, roadsides, rocky prairies and hillsides.
Humidity evaporating from this flower's nectar provides a signal to a potential visitor. By sensing the humidity, a Hawkmoth can tell whether Evening Primrose flowers contains nectar without having to land and probe it thereby saving valuable energy.