The fragrant flowers of Evening primrose attract bees, butterflies and evening moths, which in turn provide food for evening bats!
It self seeds prolifically and the seeds have a medicinal application for making Evening primrose oil.
Evening primrose is a pretty pale yellow biennial and the flowers appear on tall stems in the second year. It will tolerate very dry conditions and loves full sun. Our plants are in their first year of growth so expected to flower in 2022. From mid summer to September, the flowers open in the evening and remain open until mid morning the following day, attracting bees and evening moths too.
Height : 70cm
Flowering period : June-September
This is a good source of nectar :
9cm pot, 6 plug plants, 1lt pot