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Oenothera berlandieri

Mexican Evening Primrose, Evening Primrose, Oenothera speciosa childsii

Rough and tough American natives, the many varieties of Evening Primrose are grown for their showy yellow-pink or white cup-shaped flowers. Their petals often have a satiny sheen or delicate shading which makes them irresistible. True to their name, some Evening Primrose flowers open only in the evening or on cloudy days. Varieties which open during the day are called Sundrops -- you will see some referred to as Evening Primroses. Use in wild or meadow gardens and in the front of flower borders. Given full sun, most require little care. Plants sold throughout the growing season, and seed is easy to germinate.
Oenothera berlandieri, Mexican Evening Primrose, Evening Primrose, Oenothera speciosa childsii
Masses of pink flowers cover this invasive ground cover during the summer. Plants spread by seed and underground rhizomes. Prune back hard or use a lawnmower to cut it back to ground level.

Attributes - Oenothera berlandieri

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Early Fall

Flower Color: Pink, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 6 in. to 1 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.

Related Plants

Oenothera caespitosa, Oenothera elata hookeri, Oenothera missourensis 'Siskiyou', Oenothera missouriensis, Oenothera tetragona
 
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