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Seaside evening-primrose
Oenothera humifusa
Onagraceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.

Ecological Restoration Notes:

An empheral groundcover in open areas in beach dune and coastal strand.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small creeping herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 3-6 inches in height. Spreading and forming small, open patches.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Eastern and southeastern United States west along the coasts to Louisiana and south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; Bermuda and Cuba.
Habitats:
Open coastal uplands.
Soils:
Moist, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate long-term flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Secondary line; tolerates significant salt wind without injury, but usually is somewhat protected.
Drought Tolerance:
High; does not require any supplemental water once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellowish-orange.
Flower Characteristics:
Showy but small.
Flowering Season:
All year; peak spring-summer.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous linear capsule. All year.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton