Oenothera caespitosa
“Tufted Evening Primrose”

Oenothera caespitosa Tufted Evening Primrose

Huge and numerous, deliciously citrus-scented clear white blooms to 4” across grace our gardens from July to Sept. here in coastal California. COLD, HEAT, DROUGHT and DEER RESISTANT, fast-growing “Tufted Evening Primrose” is native to high deserts of California and the western U.S., forming an attractive, low, tidy 18” wide rosette of blue-green lance-shaped leaves. A rewarding native perennial for infertile, well-drained native gardens, rock gardens or containers. Attracts Hawk Moths!

Oenothera caespitosa Tufted Evening Primrose


Full Sun
Avg./Low Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA Zones 4-10