Primrose Sundrop Missouriensis Showy

Oenothera Macrocarpa

Primrose Sundrop Missouriensis Showy
Primrose Sundrop Missouriensis Showy Primrose Sundrop Missouriensis Showy Primrose Sundrop Missouriensis Showy Primrose Sundrop Missouriensis Showy

Canary yellow, mildly fragrant, 3 inch wide flowers are produced in great numbers over dark green leaves from early through midsummer. Following the substantial blooms, 2 to 3 inch long, 4-winged seed pods are produced which are beautiful in dried floral arrangements. The trailing habit and drought tolerance of this perennial makes it ideal for softening the edges of pathways or planting in rock gardens.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Oenothera will maintain a healthy compact form in poor, well-drained soil and full sun. In more fertile soils, it tends to spread rampantly. Evening Primrose is perfect for covering gravelly banks and other areas where the soil quality is poor. Hot, dry conditions are no problem for this plant.

Flower Color

Canary yellow

Foliage Color

Dark green

Plant Spread

12-15 .

Plant Height

9-12 in.

Hardness Zone

3-8

Good Companions

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Bellflower-Dwarf (Campanula ), Grass-Ornamental (Festuca glauca), Grass-Ornamental (Calamagrostis acutiflora), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Yarrow (Achillea)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Border
Ground cover
Rock Garden

Bloom Time

Early through mid-summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Part to full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests

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