Evening Primrose - Showy - Oenothera speciosa
Perennial Open Pollinated. This charming day-bloomer has mounding grey-green foliage. Creates a mat of fragrant pink flowers in spring. A good ground cover for dry slopes, it does have aggressive roots and can be invasive. Pack covers approximately 10 sq ft if broadcast. Thin to 1' apart when plants reach 2" tall.
Flowers: Drought tolerant, fragrant. Blooms spring to fall
Attracts: Attracts bees, moths, and hummingbirds; seed heads are favored by finches
Soil: Needs dry location; prefers fast draining, loose soil
Native: Southern US & Mexico
USDA Zone: 6-10
Plant In: Fall or Spring
Planting Depth: 1/16"
Days to Germinate: 15-25 Days
Height At Maturity: 12"-24"
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full Sun
Water Needs: Moderate Water
Perennial Native Oenothera speciosa Height: 12-18 Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall Seeding Rate: Use 125 seeds/sq ft (~9490 seeds/pack) Facts of Note: 2 flowers, prefers slightly acidic soil, sun to part shade, good ground cover for dry slopes, has aggressive roots and can be invasive.