Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea'
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 var. berlandieri
||Mexican evening primrose
||soft pink (late spring)
||ordinary garden soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|virginia||May 13, 2012||Does this plant bloom all summer?|
I'm afraid not – after its show in May and June, the plant recedes into the background.
|sandra covre||May 10, 2016||I've been trying to find this plant since a long time, but I cannot manage up to now. Could you help me telling me where I could buy it ? I live in Milano.
Thanks in advance, Sandra|
Milano, Italia? I would have no idea where to best buy plants in Italy. They are not uncommon in the US.
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