Botanical Name: Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea' Add
Common Name: Pink Mexican Evening Primrose  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition



Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Ranch, Tropical, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Joni Clayton - Mockingbird
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea' is a perennial ground cover. It grows 10"-12" high, with profuse showing of 1.5" wide rose pink blooms in summer. Flowers open in daytime and stems die back after bloom. It can be highly invasive. It will spread throughout garden so plant it only if this is desired.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.