Pink Evening Primrose

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Pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa), also known as showy evening primrose, Mexican primrose, or buttercups, is a perennial wildflower native to the central and southern United States. It is a member of the evening primrose family, Onagraceae.

Pink evening primrose is a herbaceous plant that grows to be 1-2 feet tall. It has slender stems and oval leaves that are 1-2 inches long. The flowers are pink or white and are borne in clusters at the top of the stems. The flowers open in the evening and close in the morning.


Pink Evening Primrose
Oenothera speciosa
Pink Evening Primrose

The pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa) is a beautiful native wildflower that is found in many states in the United States, as well as in northeastern Mexico. It is a perennial plant that grows to be about 1-2 feet tall and has large, four-petaled flowers that range in color from light pink to dark rose. The flowers open in the evening and close in the morning, and they are a favorite of moths and other night-pollinating insects.

Oenothera speciosa, also known as showy evening primrose or pink ladies, is native to the following states in the United States:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas



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Last year in the Fall, I collected a lot of seeds I planted this year.

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Dallas, Texas

They really added a big splash of color to the front of my house garden bed. Love them!

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