Oenothera Speciosa commonly known as ‘Showy Evening Primrose’. This flowering species has several other common names including ‘Pinkladies’, ‘Pink Evening Primrose’, ‘Mexican Primrose’. This evening primrose species is found from Pennsylvania west to Nebraska, South to Texas then eastward to Florida. It is also known from Connecticut, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and California. Oenothera Speciosa features fragrant, bowl-shaped, four-petaled, white flowers that bloom in Spring. The flowers were used in syrups to help with whooping cough and asthma.
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Scientific Name: Oenothera Speciosa
Common Name: Showy Evening Primrose
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Native Range: Southwest United States to Mexico
Height: 9 to 24 "
Spread: 12 to 18 "
Habitat: Prairies, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Hillsides, Slopes, Woodland edges
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Flower Shape: Bowl-shaped
Flower Color: White
Water Requirement: Dry to medium
Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Low Maintenance
Uses: Used in syrups to help with whooping Cough and Asthma, Tea