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Oenothera Macrocarpa
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Plant Type: Perennials

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.

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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 .

Good Companions

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

Plant Height

9-12 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Average to low water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


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

Bloom Time

Early through mid-summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Part to full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests