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Oenothera elata ssp. hirsutissima

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Species Name: Oenothera elata ssp hirsutissima
Common Name: Hooker's Evening Primrose

Beautiful yellow flowering stalks arch up 3-4 feet high from a basal rosette of leaves. Does well as a background plant with some moisture. Reseeds plentifully.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 6 in. H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Basal leaves w/tall flowering stalks
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Moist areas, inland below 8,700'

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