Baja evening primrose –Oenothera stubbei

Sep 9, 2017 | Plant of the Month

Southwest Plant of the Month: Baja Evening Primrose –Oenothera stubbei

Plant Form: Flower
Plant Size: 6” x varies
Plant Type: Perennial
Water Usage: Low
Sunlight: Sun, partial shade
Colors: Yellow

Physical Description: Large, graceful, yellow flowers in the spring and summer. Mat form­ing ground cover with narrow linear, deep green leaves on multitude of long vine-like stems. Flowers rise above foliage on individual 6″ long thin stalks.

Care and Maintenance: Avoid overwatering/poor drainage. Watch for flea beetles. Aggressive spreader in irrigated settings. Some freeze damage to stems in severe winters.

Gardener’s Notes: Easy to root and spread by layering stems. Native to northern Mexico and closely related to endangered O. organensis, Endemic to Organ Mountains of New Mexico.

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