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Oenothera speciosa

White Primrose

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Oenothera speciosa (White Primrose)

Upturned cup-shaped pink flowers stay open all day. Flowers begin white then turn rosy pink from the outer edge of the petals inwards as they age. Leaves are medium green and often speckled with rose markings. Its tendency to spread by underground runners make this a plant for groundcover or semi-wild areas. It is also a good choice for containers and planted retaining walls. A tough plant despite its delicate looks.

Additional Information:


Height
6-24 Inches

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Spread
12-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Light Pink


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-10

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Purple Poppy Mallow (Callirhoe involucrata), Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Root

Stolons

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Containers
Ground Cover

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map