why do people hate evening primrose???
I just bought this recently (pic is from Google, mine is just starting to bloom). This is the info on the ID tag:
Glowing Magenta Evening Primrose / Onagra Glowing Magenta / Oenothera kunthiana
And here's a pic (also from Google) of what I bought a few years ago called Pink Evening Primerose. I don't have ID tag:
I've been reading a few posts about how horrible evening primerose (EP) is because of how invasive they are. I know that the pink one I had did reseed my entire front garden. And that even tho the original plant is long gone and I even dug up and tilled one entire section (was 'remodling'...lol)...it still came back. But I didn't see anything wrong with that. I thought it was very pretty.
I didn't find the roots on the plants to be very deep, therefore I didn't feel they choked out other plants like others have complained about.
However, I noticed the leaves on the Magenta one I just bought are different than the pink ones are so wonder if maybe they have different growing habits. I recall one post about one type of EP having runners....??? I never saw runners on my pink one.
So question #1 is ~ why do (some) people hate this plant? What is all the fuss about? Mine came into bloom pretty early in the season so it was nice to have lots of flowers in a somewhat empty garden. But people talk about them like it's bamboo. Am I missing something here???
And question #2 - will my new Magenta EP reseed like the pink one did....or does it propagate differently? I just don't want to leave the plant planted if I am in for some sort of nightmare.
And lastly, anyone grow the Magenta EP and what do you think of it? Any tips for growing it?
This post was edited by brit5467 on Sun, Apr 20, 14 at 21:56