Oenothera pallida. This rare BC native grows to a height of 15-60cm (6-24"). Pale Evening Primrose has been red-listed in the wild, but it's an important food plant for native butterflies and bees. The highly fragrant, pale pink flowers bloom all summer, opening in the evening. This dainty flower looks magnificent in mass plantings, and may naturalize in BC gardens. It is very drought tolerant once established, so a choice option for xeriscaping schemes. Meanwhile, just enjoy them planted in large containers. Pale Evening Primrose plants are not long lived, but will self-seed in the right environment.
Pale Evening Primrose is an important BC wildflower that provides food for our native pollinators. Learn how to grow Oenothera in your garden to feed the bees and bring back this beautiful flower from endangered status. This flower is also known as Suncups and Sundrops.