Plant Database forum: Evening Primrose (Mexican and Pink)

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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jan 30, 2015 4:49 AM CST
I just uploaded a photo of Mexican Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea') and noticed that there is a listing for Pink Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa). Are these the same plant?

I was told that my plant was Mexican Evening Primrose when a friend gave it to me, but if the two listings are different, I just wondered if maybe I submitted my picture to the wrong name.

Thanks!
Vickie
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jan 30, 2015 6:26 AM CST
They are two different plants. Oenothera speciosa in the "natural" wild variety, and Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea' is a man made cultivar of the wild variety.
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 30, 2015 4:26 PM CST
I wonder which one I had then Confused Maybe I should put it on the plant ID forum.
Vickie
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 30, 2015 5:13 PM CST

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If you don't know for certain that your plants are of the cultivar 'Rosea', it would be most appropriate to move the image to the Pink Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa) entry.

I'd be surprised if anyone could positively distinguish 'Rosea' from the straight species, just based on a picture.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 31, 2015 12:17 PM CST
Thanks, Kent!
Vickie
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