Botanical Name: Oenothera macrocarpa
Height: Sprawls from a central growing point but seldom rises higher than 20 cm.
Bloom Time: Summer
Growing Conditions: Full sun. Lean, well-drained soil. In the wild, it is usually found on limestone-based soils
Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario seed source: No. Not close to being a locally native plant, but such a showy beauty for gardens.
Wildlife Benefits: Sphinx moths pollinate the flowers while seeking nectar.