Mexican Evening Primrose


Oenothera berlandieri







Form: Flower
Seasonality: Evergreen, perennial
Size: 8-12in tall, spread to 3ft
Leaves: Simple, alternate, oval, 1-3in long, 1/2in wide, bright green; foliage may go yellow or green in winter

Flowers: Pink, bell-shaped, sometimes white, 1.5in across; long blooming period begins in spring and lasts through until first frost
Fruit: Seed

Stems/Trunks: Low growing herbaceous perennial; spreads by rhizomes
Range/Origin: Southwest US and Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset Zones; 2b-24, H1, H2

Comments: Low litter, No thorns



  • Exposure: Full sun to full shade
  • Water: Regular water; 
  • Soil: Adaptable; amended
  • Propagation: Cuttings or divisions
  • Maintenance: Minimal; cut back after spring bloom


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