Oenothera laciniata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Cutleaf Evening-primrose


Also known as Raimannia laciniata

Plant Specifics

Size:4 to 18 inches ft tall by 2 to 5 ft. ft wide
Life Span:Biennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Green
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Cutleaf evening-primrose is found most often in sandy and limerock based soils, and favors disturbed areas.


Recommended Uses: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.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: 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 Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil/Substrate:Lime rock, Sand



Bobwhite, mourning dove and gold finches feed on the seeds

Attracts native bees, butterflies and moths.  Especially interesting to native bees.