Botanical Name:    Oenothera speciosa
Common Name(s):    Pink evening primrose, Showy evening primrose, Mexican evening primrose
Plant Type:    Perennial
Height:    0.75 to 2.00 feet
Spread:    1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time:    May to July
Bloom Color(s):    Pink
Leaves:    Medium green
Range:    Europe, Asia, northwest Africa, and southeastern Australia
Oenothera speciosa is a species of flowering plant in the onagraceae family. It is native to south-central United States. It is perennial plant that grows to 0.75 - 2.00 feet in height. The flowers are pink, bowl-shaped, 2-3” in diameter, with four-petaled. Flowers appear singly in upper leaf axils. Pink evening primroses are easy to grow from seed. The pubescent leaves are alternate, medium green, lanceolate to oblanceolate, 10 cm long to 4 cm broad, sessile, toothed or wavy-edged.
How to Grow
Sun:    Full sun
Water:    Dry to medium
Soil:    1. Poorly-drained. 2. Acid, Alkaline or Neutral. 3. Loam or Clay.