About Oenothera berlandieri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ (Evening Primrose)
This quick spreading, easy-care plant is called Oenothera berlandieri ‘Siskiyou Pink’. Commonly known as Evening Primrose, this plant is native to the south-central United States and northern Mexico region. Growing at a fast rate, this plant can reach an average mature landscape size of 6-8″ x 12-15″. As a repeat bloomer, summer welcomes waves of saucer-shaped, 2″ wide pink flowers. Accompanied by lanceolate shaped green leaves, this herbaceous perennial is cold hardy withstanding temperatures as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Care and planting instructions
Plant Evening Primrose in an area that receives full sun using well-draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help establish its root system then reduce frequency. This plant is both cold-hardy and drought tolerant and can be left to spread on its own. Prune back in the early spring if desired to control excessive growth.
Landscape design ideas
Oenothera berlandieri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ works well when planted as a groundcover to fill bare spaces or areas difficult to water regularly. Its fast growing nature and easy to care for nature make it an excellent option when planted on slopes and left to fill out the area on its own. As a drought-tolerant plant, this variety can be used in California landscape designs seeking to reduce water usage.