Oenothera speciosa

Showy Evening Primrose

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

All summer long, from Illinois to Virginia and south, if you think you are seeing pieces of pink tissue paper in fields and along roadsides, you may be seeing the flowers of Showy Evening Primrose. The 2 inch, 4 petaled, day-blooming flowers are soft pink (occasionally white) with bright yellow centers. Grow this tough plant in full sun and average soil where it will form 2 foot clumps. A natural for meadow planting or a difficult area where spreading is desired.



Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Clay,

Sandy, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry


full quart


12 to 24

Flower Color



Bloom Time

Early summer,

Mid summer,

Late summer

Typical Height





5, 6, 7, 8