Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

I can't recall:) Can you tell me what it is?

Thumbnail by tiG
Greenfield, IN(Zone 5b)

Is it Primrose??? My sister has some & that is what she calls it, but in no way is she a gardener! Julie

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

It is part of the oenethera (primrose family) I call it sundrops.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

Thank you!!! That's what was running through my mind, but I couldn't remember for the life of me.
Thanks so much!!!
tiG

Please don't call this Primrose. It is Evening Primrose (Oenothera), because it's yellow like a Primrose and it comes out in the evening (usually). Oenothera is NOT a member of the Primrose Family (Primulaceae). It's a member of a completely different family (Onagraceae). If you call it just Primrose, people will sometimes ignore it, thinking you do mean Primrose.

Newnan, GA(Zone 8a)

Thanks Mary!!!

Milo, IA(Zone 5a)

We have always called it Missouri Evening Primrose. Funny the different regional names, that they get tagged with.

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

Mary, You are right, oenethera is the correct family, the regional names have confused a few traders when I have offered them and they have wanted the bright Florist primrose, that I plant after the spring flowers have faded. Those primose come back year after year for me also.

Post a Reply to this Thread

Please or sign up to post.
BACK TO TOP