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Oenothera - macrocarpa 'Missouriensis' / evening primrose

    Oenothera - macrocarpa 'Missouriensis' / evening primrose


    Oenothera macrocarpa 'Missouriensis' is a low-growing, spreading perennial with large, yellow blooms that open in the evening, giving off a sweet, pleasant fragrance.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 15-30cm (6-12 inches)
    • Spread: 30-45cm (12-18 inches)
    • Flower color: Yellow
    • Flowering period: Late spring to summer
    • Foliage: Silver-green, lance-shaped leaves
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-drained, dry to medium moisture soil, tolerates poor soil
    • Hardiness Zone: 5

    Oenothera macrocarpa 'Missouriensis' is an excellent choice for rock gardens, ground covers, or as a border plant. Its showy yellow flowers attract butterflies and bees and add a pop of color to any landscape.

    This perennial is extremely hardy, drought-resistant, and low maintenance, making it an ideal choice for novice gardeners or those with busy lifestyles. Its deep taproot allows it to tolerate dry soil conditions and makes it an excellent choice for erosion control.

    Companion Plants:
    1. Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower): These colorful flowers bloom at the same time as Oenothera macrocarpa, and the two make a lovely contrast. Echinacea purpurea prefers well-draining soil and full sun.
    2. Salvia nemorosa (Meadow Sage): This perennial plant has tall spikes of blue-purple flowers that bloom in early summer, making it an excellent complement to the bright yellow blooms of Oenothera macrocarpa. Salvia nemorosa thrives in full sun and well-draining soil.
    3. Rudbeckia hirta (Black-Eyed Susan): With their bright yellow petals and dark centers, Rudbeckia hirta blooms in late summer, providing a splash of color alongside Oenothera macrocarpa. They prefer full sun and well-draining soil.

    Care Instructions:
    Oenothera macrocarpa 'Missouriensis' prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Water regularly during the first growing season, then only as needed once established. It is drought-tolerant and requires minimal fertilization. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering.

    Final Thoughts:
    Oenothera macrocarpa 'Missouriensis' is a lovely, low-maintenance perennial that adds vibrant color and beauty to any garden. Its hardiness, drought tolerance, and minimal care requirements make it an ideal choice for any landscape design.