Hooker's Evening Primrose
Scientific Name: Oenothera elata ssp. hookeri (Torr. & Gray) W. Dietr. & W.L.
Synonym: Oenothera biennis var. hookeri, Oenothera hookeri
Recommended Temperature Zone:|
sunset: All zones
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Coastal California to Baja California
Growth Habits: Biennial or short lived perennial, up to 4 feet tall and wide (1.2 m); hairy elliptical leaves
Watering Needs: Low to moderate water use, needs good drainage, does well in sandy soils
Some parts of the plant are edible when cooked.
Bright yellow flowers, up to 3.6 inches in diameter (9 cm) on a 3 feet spike (90 cm), opening in late afternoon and at night, in late summer and fall.