Is this a weed or flowering shrub??

GardeningAngel38(7b)August 3, 2013

I have no idea what this is growing in my flowerbed. Is this a weed or flower. If this is a weed, it is a very pretty weed!!! LOL! My neighbor said that he thinks it is a primrose. It is huge and it is growing like a shrub.

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wisner_gw wisner

It looks too pretty to be a weed. I don't know what it is however.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 9:56PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

I believe it is oenothera speciosa. It naturalizes by seed. Some people grow it in gardens. It is very pretty, but too aggressive for me. There is also a pink form that is absolutely rampant (seed and root runners). I don't think anyone would ever want that one in a flowerbed. The yellow is marginal.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2013 at 5:28PM
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