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).
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.
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Showy Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera speciosus Rosea
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Late spring to early summer
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Deer Resistant, Native, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Easy To Grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
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.
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.
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