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Meet the Natives: Southern Beeblossom

May 18, 2021
Southern beeblossom (Oenothera simulans) is an herbaceous, perennial wildflower that blooms in the spring and continues to flower throughout the summer. 
Its wispy, wand-like stems reach up to six feet tall and are topped with clusters of white flowers, which turn pink a day after emerging. As its common name suggests, Southern beeblossom attracts a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and moths.
A member of the evening primrose family, beeblossom flowers open in the evening and are consequently pollinated by specialized nighttime foragers. Southern beeblossom is naturally found in open, dry areas throughout Florida. It’s a drought-tolerant, no-fuss option that adds diversity and interest to any full-sun pollinator or wildflower garden.
SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center at the Bailey Homestead is open Monday through Thursday, 10am to 3pm. We will also continue to offer contactless deliveries and curbside pickup. Simply place your order online by midnight on Tuesday for pickup or delivery that Wednesday.
Please email our Garden Center Assistant Sue Ramos at with any questions or requests.
SCCF members will get their discount by entering this promo code: SCCFMBR10 


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