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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:

Stormwater runoff is flow from rain or snowmelt that does not percolate into the ground.

WaterSmart Tips:

Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and drought tolerance.

WaterShed Smart Tips:

Identify places where water is causing erosion as it drains off your property.

Slow the flow with natural ground cover and divert water to landscape vegetation.