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Oenothera pallida
Oenothera pallida
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Oenothera pallida

White Evening Primrose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.400.150

This species produces large, fragrant white crepe-textured flowers that open on summer evenings, fading the next day to soft pink. Especially suited to hot, dry sites with well-drained soil. A good choice for the rock garden or as edging. Very drought tolerant once established. Not long lived, but plants will self-seed when happy. A native North American wildflower.

Further details for
Oenothera pallida

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.