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A single plant of wildflower Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa).
Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) in a garden.
Pretty pink, showy Evening Primrose flowers on one plant.
Photo of Showy Evening Primrose flower, also called Mexican Evening Primrose.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, A single plant of wildflower Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa).
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) in a garden.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Pretty pink, showy Evening Primrose flowers on one plant.
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Photo of Showy Evening Primrose flower, also called Mexican Evening Primrose.

Showy Evening Primrose

Oenothera speciosa
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The delicate, silky pink cups of this wildflower belie its tough and hardy character.  Able to withstand little water and poor soil, Showy Evening Primrose will add easy color to sunny beds and borders from late spring through summer.  Once established, underground runners help it to spread fast. Useful for quick, informal cover in uncultivated areas of the landscape.  Gorgeous as a mass planting where the flowers will move in a wave-like fashion during a gentle breeze. Perfect for dry rock gardens where it will mingle easily with the golden Lance-leaved Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata), Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), and lavender Moss Verbena (Verbena tenuisecta).    

Live seeds per ounce (approx 28 grams):  127,900
Seeding rate per ounce: 1,350 sq ft
Regions: Coastal, Valleys, Deserts
Native To: Southwestern U.S.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Exposure: Sun to part shade
Height (in.): 12-24
Bloom Period: Spring-Summer
Flower Color(s): Pink
Establishment: Fast
Water Requirements: Low
Wildlife: Pollinator


Cultural Information:
Can be invasive but can be controlled by watering.

₁ Approximate number of live seeds per ounce based on typical laboratory tests for this species.  Also known as PLS.
₂ Seeding rate is based on seeding alone.  When seeding with other species the rates should be reduced.  Contact us for recommendations.

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