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Oenothera missouriensis - Evening Primrose

Oenothera missouriensis frequemtly but have some cautions concerning its vigor. It roots and runs with more enthusiasm than I am ready for in a civilized garden. When the garden can be a bit wild and plants can be left to fend largely for themselves then this is a great plant choice. Oenothera missouriensis is one of those plants that seem to laugh at danger. No amount of drought in our area can affect this plant. The Evening Primrose is a great addition to the fragrant garden with its late burst of fragrance. Oenothera missouriensis starts from seeds and the runners root in just a few weeks. Oenothera missouriensis will vine into adjoining plants and always seems to be up to some mischief. Then it blooms like this and all is forgiven again.

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Oenothera missouriensis, Evening Primrose