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Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea'

 
Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea'
Mexican evening primrose

Synonym(s) Oenothera speciosa var. berlandieri
Common name Mexican evening primrose
Family onagraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers soft pink (late spring)
Size 12"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

In late May and June, the pink flowers on this evening primrose are irresistable. Up close, they are even more interesting, with their bright white plus-sign stigmas. The foliage is nothing to write home about - a bit scraggly, but at least it stays green. The plant wants to scramble around by its roots; in rich moist soil it can get out of hand, but in the marginal conditions provided by our driveway bed, it's manageable.

Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea'

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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