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Oenothera stubbei

Saltillo Evening Primrose
Onagraceae
Ground covers, Perennials

OENOTHERA

Valued for showy, four-petaled, silky flowers in bright yellow, pink, or white. Some types display their blossoms during the day, others open in late afternoon and close the following morning. Flowers of some are fragrant. Plants succeed in tough, rough places.

Oenothera stubbei

Perennial. Native to Mexico. Evening-blooming plant that forms a dark green mat to 5 in. high and 4 ft.wide; prostrate stems root along the ground, forming offset plants. Narrow leaves to 2 1/2 in. long. Yellow, 2 1/2-in. flowers rise on individual stems 6–8 in. above foliage. Blooms most heavily in spring, sporadically throughout the rest of the year. Endures heat and drought but does better with occasional water.

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