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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:

Protect the native vegetation along a creek or wash, known as the "riparian buffer."

Riparian vegetation protects property and water quality by stabilizing stream banks, reducing erosion, filtering out pollutants, and provides habitat for birds and wildlife.

WaterSmart Tips:

Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk or street.

Also check valves for leaks and to keep sprinkler heads in good shape.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Livestock waste can add excess nutrients to runoff.

Manage animal waste by collecting and composting it.

Keep manure piles away from creeks and washes.