Ann S
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Asked on Jul 10, 2012

Does anyone know what this is. A neighbor down the street has this & not sure what it is?

Debbie / Dragonfly TreasureElizabeth SCheryl Gough
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This is the 2x it's bloomed this season. I want to get some of these! There's ton of these in between there side walk & street. But these where cut down one once. And have grown again.
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33 answers
  • Designs by BSB
    on Jul 10, 2012

    sorry..(deleted comment) no idea how the blog post mixed up! wow

  • Kirk Melissa S
    on Jul 11, 2012

    Evening primrose in pink.

  • Miriam I
    on Jul 11, 2012

    Becky Sue, I think your comment ended up on the wrong post?

  • Jennifer A
    on Jul 11, 2012

    It fills in nicely but can be very invasive - the more you pull the more it spreads -

  • Ann S
    on Jul 11, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Ann S
    on Jul 11, 2012

    BeckySue, the blog went to hot-water!

  • Ann S
    on Jul 11, 2012

    Ok looked it up is defineltly a primrose in pink & can be invasive it said. Know I don't know if I want it or not! humm

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jul 11, 2012

    evening primrose, Oenothera speciosa

  • Sherry L
    on Jul 11, 2012

    Yes, Primrose. they grow wild in S.TX.

  • Ann S
    on Jul 11, 2012

    Ok it spreads but will it choke out other flowers around it?

  • Ann S
    on Jul 11, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Ann S
    on Jul 11, 2012

    See where I wanted to put it! Should I.

    does anyone know what this is a neighbor down the street has this amp not sure, gardening, See I wanted to put that Primrose in my 2 boxes up front way But still have other flowers in there too
  • Elizabeth S
    on Jul 12, 2012

    We call it a butter cup and it does spread just so you know.

  • Ann S
    on Jul 12, 2012

    But does it choke out other flowers that are around it, big QUESTION?

  • Debra D
    on Jul 12, 2012

    It's a weed here around Houston, Tx. We call it buttercups. The green parts are very lacy, and I have never seen it choke anything else out. The other weeds in the fields where it grows seem to come up through it. I would think bulbs planted under it would be ok. Delicate flowers might not be up to the fight for nutrients. It is very sweet and pretty, but prolific.

  • Debbie M
    on Jul 12, 2012

    Also called "Mexican Evening Primrose", botanical name Oenothera. NO it will not "choke" out other plants; however, it does spread, and this can be curtailed by simply yanking up any offending extra plants. It is hardy, beautiful, and a great staple in the garden. Trim it during the summer and it will re-bloom. Mine gets too tall, so I occasionally shear it off. Full sun to part shade is fine, and when you first plant it, water it in thoroughly and watch to make sure it does not get wilted. Once established, it requires little or no care.

  • Ann S
    on Jul 13, 2012

    Debbie M- what do you mean curtailed by yanking out? Do you mean it spreads more by doing so! So if that is true do you dig up to get rid of it where not wanted. Wondering if it will grow out of boxes & it hard to keep in an area for it then?

  • Sherry L
    on Jul 14, 2012

    Never seen them choke out other plants. They reseed and so you will have to control the spread.

  • Debbie M
    on Jul 14, 2012

    Ann, I meant that if you have too much, just pull the ones you don't want out of the ground and add them to your compost pile. It will grow almost anywhere. No, pulling up a plant by the roots will not encourage it to spread. (with the exception of English Ivy, which will spread if you even look at it!) And, it will not get out of control if you pay attention to it a couple of times per year. Easy as pie to keep once established. One woman's weed is another woman's beautiful addition to the garden. Go for it!

  • Sherry L
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Offer extras to friends and neighbors. It is amazing how many plants that are thinned go into the trash or composter. I am always up for cast offs. I had so many ferns at my last home that I pulled up bags full and gave them away. They can be pretty expensive at garden shops. I have plants that people have shared over the years. It is fun to remember where they came from, like the red rose that a friend gave my mother and she shared with me. I have rooted them for my daughters. That rose is so old no one knows what it's original name was. We just call it by the name of the first person who shared it.

  • Ann S
    on Jul 15, 2012

    Love it Sherry L.

  • K. Stevens
    on Jun 29, 2014

    Mexican evening primrose...A gardener told me that you will spend 5 minutes planting it and a lifetime trying to get rid of it!

  • Dorothy
    on Jun 29, 2014

    Mexican evening primrose. Hardy and drought tolerant (and can drown). Used for landscaping in western desert areas due to these characteristics. Does reseed but not a problem as seedlings can be pulled easily if you get too many. Looks great with things like lavender and Russian sage.

  • Cheryl Gough
    on Jun 30, 2014

    I have it and it spreads like crazy but is easily pulled out where you don't want it.

  • MaeGatineau
    on Jun 30, 2014

    i thought buttercup was yellow

  • Mars
    on May 3, 2015

    Use it in containers throughout your garden, that way it won't spread taking out other plants you want to keep.

  • MaeGatineau
    on May 4, 2015

    it looks more like the wild morning glory my mother had near her house it runs wild and will choke thees if it gets around the branches and its very hard to get rid of if that,s what this is

  • MaeGatineau
    on May 4, 2015

    this is one picture of wild morning glory

  • The Chirping Frog
    on May 4, 2015

    I have it and it does spread like crazy and its easily pulled if you have the time to keep it under control. It blooms beautifully mid-spring. it tends to look like a weed the rest of the year. I do love it though even if it is a little bit obnoxious.

  • Elvira Irene
    on May 30, 2016

    It is called pink evening primrose in Texas.

  • Cheryl Gough
    on May 31, 2016

    Definately pink primrose.

  • Elizabeth S
    on Jun 1, 2016

    Here in Texas we call it buttercup not sure of actual name.

  • Evening Primrose, very Hardy and can become invasive, but pretty

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