Growing Oenothera (Evening Primrose, Sundrops)

Latin Name Pronunciation: ee-noth'e-ra  

Oenothera thrives in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and well-drained soil. Tolerates drought and poor soil.

O. speciosa varieties spread vigorously from running roots. Plant where there is room to roam, or where a wall or the lawn mower limits progress. In a border, plant in a plastic tub sunk in the soil almost to the lip. Cut holes in the bottom of the tub for drainage.

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