Evening primroses, also known as “pink ladies”, are a herbaceous perennial sprawling wildflower originally native to the grasslands of southern North America extending to Mexico. They are drought resistant plants and very sturdy, spreading by seeds and runners and frequently escape from gardens. They have masses of delicate richly scented satiny white or shell pink flowers hence the specific name, speciosa, meaning “showy”. They are so-called because the flowers open in the evenings to attract pollinators that are specialised in collecting pollen from them. The bees love them, which is quite a good thing for the pollination of the fruit tree flowers at the Gar!