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Also known as Raimannia laciniata
|4 to 18 inches ft tall by 2 to 5 ft. ft wide
|Can be grown as a groundcover but probably best welcomed into a multi-species planting where its flowers bring color to an planting of low greenery.
|This species can be weedy.
|By root division and seed. Following fertilization, the ovary of the flower will morph into a capsule. As the seeds mature, the capsule will dry-out and eventually split, releasing the seeds. Readily self-seeds, the seeds can remain viable for many years. Seeds available at Native American Seed (seedsource.com)
|Full Sun, Part Shade
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
|Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:
|Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:
|Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
|Soil or other substrate:
|Lime rock, Sand
|Neutral to calcareous
Bobwhite, mourning dove and gold finches feed on the seeds
Attracts native bees, butterflies and moths. Especially interesting to native bees.
|Cutleaf evening-primrose is found most often in sandy and limerock based soils, and favors disturbed areas.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|The seeds and leaves of this plant used for food and medicinal applications by the Cherokee.
|As the name infers, the flowers of this plant open at night. Once the sun starts coming up, the flowers will begin to wilt. By night fall the flowers are spent.