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Mexican Evening Primrose
Mexican Evening Primrose

Common name:Mexican Evening Primrose
Botanical name:Oenothera speciosa

Perennial grows to 12" x 3'. Profuse pink crepe-paper flowers bloomspring through fall. With adequate water it will remain in flower all summer. Will go dormant without water. With onset of cold weather, leaves will turn red. Spring cut back will improve appearance. Birds like seeds. Attracts hummingbirds. Thrives in sunny dry areas on unimproved well drained soil

Designer: Anne Barton

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Knowledge Tips:

Runoff from the built environment is unavoidable. However, we can work to reduce the pollutants entering our waterways.

WaterSmart Tips:

Choose the right Arizona-friendly plantsĀ and watch them thrive in our desert environment.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Consider permeable alternatives for driveways, patios and walkways that allow water to soak into the soil and reduce runoff.

Use bricks or blocks set in sand, gravel, or wood chips.