Oenothera speciosa

Showy Evening Primrose is a heat-loving beauty and thrives in sunny, dry areas along baking south and west facing walls and pavement areas. It can spread rapidly on shallow roots when the hot summer weather arrives and can overrun smaller, less vigorous plants. Preferring unimproved, well-drained soils, this plant requires little extra water once established. More information here.


Plant details

  • Common name: Showy Evening Primrose
  • Zone: 5
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 1 ft. and spreading
  • Native to: Southwest US