Oenothera macrocarpa (Missouri Primrose)

POTTED PLANT

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SKU:
OEMAC-SM
MAXIMUM HEIGHT:
1 foot
FLOWER COLOR:
Yellow
BLOOM PERIOD:
2 Spring, summer
SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE:
Full sun
MOISTURE:
Dry, average
FORMAL LANDSCAPING:
3-Star
DEER RESISTANT:
Yes
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With lemon yellow flowers in May & June, MO Primrose is one of the state's showiest native wildflowers. The flowers are pollinated by moths. Each flower is open about 24 hours beginning in the evening. Peak blooming period lasts about 3 weeks in late May & June with occasional flowers into September. Pulling off old blooms may help stimulate more flower production. The plants are weak-stemmed and trail over the ground. They become quite large and many-stemmed in cultivation. A good plant for rock gardens where they will hang down over rocks or ties. This is a glade species that tolerates dry, hot conditions very well.

Uses: drought tolerant, showy flowers, rock gardens, deer tolerant
Bloom time: May & June

Height: 6 to 12 inches
Space: 18 to 36 inches

Sun: Full sun
Moisture: Dry to average

Seed: Some seed may germinate without a period of cold, moist stratification, but it will germinate much better with at least 30 days stratification or sow outdoors before February.

  • ~200 seeds per packet
  • 4,700 seeds per ounce
  • 1 oz. per 200 square feet

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