Back Porch Ecology
Published in

Back Porch Ecology

The Evening Primrose: weedy powerhouse

Oenothera biennis has a place in every garden.

My first introduction to Evening Primrose was entirely an accident. A year after filling a garden bed with purchased topsoil I noticed an odd little rosette making an appearance between my kale. Over the winter it grew and grew, becoming larger than a dinner plate. It lacked the curious wrinkled texture of teasel and was far too big to be moth…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jimmy Candou

Jimmy Candou

A writer living in the PNW who just wants to tend to his garden.