Oenothera speciosus Rosea

Showy Pink Evening Primrose

10" tall x 18" wide. A heat loving plant that thrives in sunny, dry areas along baking south and west facing walls and pavement areas. Spreading rapidly on shallow roots when the hot summer weather arrives, give this beauty plenty of room to grow as it will overrun smaller, less vigorous plants. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Native
Groundcover
Rock Gardens
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size10" tall 18" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014655

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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10" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). A heat loving plant that thrives in sunny, dry areas along baking south and west facing walls and pavement areas. Spreading rapidly on shallow roots when the hot summer weather arrives, give this beauty plenty of room to grow as it will overrun smaller, less vigorous plants. Preferring unimproved, well-drained soils, this plant requires little extra water once established. Not generally recommended for gardeners living in cold, short season climates.
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SKU
HC014655
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Showy Pink Evening Primrose
Botanical Name
Oenothera speciosus Rosea
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
10" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Fragrant, Native, Groundcover, Rock Gardens, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Oenothera (Evening Primrose) - a huge genus of biennials and perennials native to the Western hemisphere. Flowers are in shades of yellow, pink and white. Pollinated primarily by hawk moths. Flowers open in the afternoon and close by late morning the next day.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in low fertility ("lean") soil including dry clay, positioned in full sun. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
  • Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
  • Deadheading is not needed as these are naturally long blooming species. Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.
  • Special comments
  • Oenothera are tap rooted plants and does not like to be transplanted once established. Don't divide as they resent having their roots disturbed.
  • Leave standing over the winter and cut back hard, leaving 2 to 3 inches of stems above ground.
  • O. speciosa 'Rosea' is a showy everblooming species that can spread aggressively and should not be planted into areas where it's enthusiastic nature can be a problem. Deadheaded to reduce reseeding. Dig out suckering roots when spreading too wide.
  • Watch for flea beetles (small metallic green beetles) which can defoliate the plants in late spring/early summer.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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