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Is this a weed or flowering shrub??

Posted by GardeningAngel38 7b (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 3, 13 at 14:54

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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RE: Is this a weed or flowering shrub??

  • Posted by wisner 9 Louisiana (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 5, 13 at 21:56

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

RE: Is this a weed or flowering shrub??

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.

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