Plant Mexican Evening Primrose in full sun in well drained soil.
It tolerates poor soils and
drought quite well. The abundant supply of 2" pink flowers
have a sweet fragrance.
"Mexican Evening Primrose" is a vigorous grower and can
become invasive to neighboring plants, but it is easy to control
the plants spread.
Mexican Evening Primrose is a great choice for planting on open, dry slopes.
Look for this variety at your local garden center: Oenothera berlandieri 'Siskiyou'.
Mexican Evening Primrose seed can be sown in a cold frame or greenhouse and moved outdoors
after danger of frost has passed, or purchase pre-started plants
at your local Garden Center. Space new container grown plants
about 24" apart. Once established plants can be
divided in spring, or runners can be removed and re-planted.
Potential pests ~ diseases:
Mildews or root rot if kept to wet.