February 4, 2023
Oenothera speciosa

Oenothera speciosa

Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose is also known as Pink Ladies, White Evening Primrose, Pinkladies, Pink Evening Primrose, Mexican Primrose, Amapola, Buttercups, or Showy Evening Primrose. It is part of eh Onagraceae family of plants. Oenothera speciosa is native to North America, specifically to Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma, south to Texas and NewMexico. The speciosa in the name means showy. It could become invasive in the right climate. It is a perennial.

Oenothera speciosa
Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose

Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose can grow to 50cm or 20in tall. It has hairy alternative leaves that are lighter green, obovate, and wavy-edged. Oenothera speciosa produces fragrant, cup-shaped, pink flowers that have four petals. it flowers in the summer and early autumn. The flowers start as white and then turn pink, and the throat of the flower is yellowish. The flowers open at night and are popular with moths.

Oenothera speciosa
Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose

Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose is winter hardy. Plant it in the sun or partial shade, in average soil which is well-drained. It also tolerates poor soils. Propagate from seed. It is generally disease-free and pest-free. Oenothera speciosa or Evening Primrose is also drought tolerant.

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