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PlantFiles: Cut-leaf Evening Primrose
Oenothera laciniata

Family: Onagraceae (on-uh-GRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Oenothera (ee-no-THEE-ruh) (Info)
Species: laciniata (la-sin-ee-AY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Oenothera mexicana
Synonym:Oenothera sinuata
Synonym:Raimannia laciniata

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
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Late Summer/Early Fall

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Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ShelfLife On Aug 12, 2006, ShelfLife from Clearwater, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This lovely little plant started popping up in my yard (not a positive for the perfect lawn people, but that's not me).

It was constantly getting chopped with the lawn mowing, so I decided to move one to see how it would do potted. Oh, how it HATED being moved. Even though I babied it, every leaf shriveled up and dropped off.

I thought I'd killed it for sure, but patience won out -- it came back in full force and is a little charmer as a potted plant. And much prettier when it's not subject to lawn mower blades.

Additionally, leaf color appears MUCH healthier when it is NOT in full sun.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clearwater, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Erie, Michigan
Dike, Texas

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