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Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2001
5:21 PM

Post #5223

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

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Greenfield, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 22, 2001
6:43 PM

Post #76343

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)

May 22, 2001
7:05 PM

Post #76349

It is part of the oenethera (primrose family) I call it sundrops.
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

May 22, 2001
7:19 PM

Post #76358

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

May 22, 2001
9:01 PM

Post #76392

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)

May 22, 2001
9:31 PM

Post #76400

Thanks Mary!!!
Milo, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 23, 2001
2:14 AM

Post #76456

We have always called it Missouri Evening Primrose. Funny the different regional names, that they get tagged with.
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2001
2:34 AM

Post #76707

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.

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