Oenothera speciosa

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  • Common Name: Showy Evening Primose
  • Plant Story:

    A showy, sprawling perennial, Oenothera speciosa features masses of fragrant bowl-shaped four-petal white flowers with yellow anthers that mature to a rosy pink. The flowers opens in the evening and remains open until late morning. Flowers are followed by oval seed capsules.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Planting Zone: 4-9
  • Height: .75-2 ft
  • Spread: 1-1.5 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Wildflower gardens or naturalized areas
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Speading
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Spreads aggressively by rhizomes. Tolerates drought and poor soils. Self seeds.


Showy Evening Primose - Additional Photos