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Showy Evening Primrose
Oenothera speciosa


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About Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa)
Height: Up to 2 ft.
Flower Color: Glistening shell pink
Plant Type: Perennial. Returns each spring from same roots, forming expanding clump. Blooms second spring from seed.
Flower Type: Poppy-like
Bloom Time: Early and mid-season
Is this wildflower invasive? No
Is this wildflower endangered? No
Is this wildflower edible? No
Is this wildflower medicinal? No
What is Showy Evening Primrose's native range?
  Indigenous To: From Mexico up through Texas and Missouri
Where Showy Evening Primrose is naturalized or can be grown
  Regions: Central and Southern regions of North America
  Zones: 6-10
  States:
How to grow Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa)
  Soil preference: Needs dry location; prefers loose, fast-draining soil.
  Sun/Shade: Needs full sun.
  Moisture Requirements: Average moisture, well-drained.
  Instructions: A favorite wildflower from the Texas group, showy evening primrose must form a thick fleshy root before bloom, so expect it to take some time from seed. Since it's native to hot dry areas, try to give the seed those conditions. Best planted in spring outside its native areas.

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