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Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea'

Common Name:
Mexican evening primrose
Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Onagraceae (The Evening Primrose Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
18 inches+
Landscape/Garden Uses:
ground cover
Flowering Season:
Spring to fall
Flower Color:
Light pink
Sun or light shade
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
This carpeting species is useful for covering the ground in large areas. It travels by short underground rhizomes, eventually filling an area several feet broad. Each seasonal shoot has several narrow, dark green leaves and is tipped by a cluster of large, light rose pink blossoms. It blooms throughout the summer and early fall. The basal leaves are evergreen, at least in milder climates. Sun, reasonably well drained soil, moderate to little watering when established.