groundcover, perennial

Oenothera berlandieri | Mexican Evening Primrose

(Oenothera speciosa)

The large, bright to dark pink flowers of Mexican Evening Primrose are profuse in spring. It evokes a lush, subtropical appearance. It is known to be invasive, so plant in containers or easily contained area. Freezes to the ground with cold temperatures but regrows the following spring. 'Siskiyou' is an improved selection. Canopy coverage: 13 square feet.

Water Requirement: low, moderate

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 15F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 4 feet wide


Foliage Color: gray-green

Flower Color: pink

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds, butterflies