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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Nocturnal
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Moths and Butterflies
Bees

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Common names
  • Evening Primrose
Also sold as:
  • Tina James

Photo Gallery
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Date: 6/21/23
Fresh flowers at four feet high!
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2014-07-29
Photo captured mid-morning.
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Date: 6/21/23
A clump of a dozen or so volunteers growing in their favorite hab
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Date: 6/21/23
Enough flower buds to stay in bloom for about two months
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Date: 6/21/23
Since the plant is a biannual, gardeners have to learn what the l
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Date: 6/21/23
Stalk of the blooming plant showing how many flower buds are comi
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2012-06-21
'Tina James' Magic'
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-08
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2014-07-28
Photo captured at dusk. Note the surprise find of a Dryocampa rub
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2014-07-28
Photo captured at dusk.

Photo courtesy of Select Seeds
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2014-08-27
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2012-06-30
acquired seed as 'Tina James' Magic'
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-07-08
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2018-03-04
Comments:
  • Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b, and Florida - Zone 9b - Zone 9b) on Aug 28, 2014 3:27 PM concerning plant:
    I was a bit disappointed in the lack of noticeable scent in this plant's blooms. Blooms were pretty, but sparse in comparison to others of its type. Blooms typically didn't open until 9:00 PM; just a bit late for my enjoyment. Buds were decimated by Dryocampa rubicunda larvae, and leaves were munched heavily by what appeared to be hummingbird moth larvae.
    In the photo below, the plant on the left was in a sunnier position than the three on the right. There are noticeably fewer roots and much heavier predation on the plants that had less sun.


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    Lioba On April 17, 2017 Obtained plant
    My mother gave me these about 3 years ago. I planted them under the heirloom yellow roses common on UpState New York old properties. The primroses are out of control! Yesterday I removed the old stems to find the area covered with new growth up to 3" round. Thanks Mom!
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