Oenothera macrocarpa
(Missouri evening primrose)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Photo Credits: Sally and Andy Wasowski, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional Species:

‘Comanche Campfire’

Height: 6 – 12 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: MO


Comments & Cautions:
may self-seed in optimum growing conditions; has been shown to be highly adaptable in both dry and wet soils


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Moist or Average or Dry

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
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May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

sprawling and spreading

Foliage

narrow silver-green leaves with ruby-red stems throughout growing season

Flowers

3 to 5 inches across, solitary, mildly fragrant, bright yellow, open for one day; spring to late summer bloom followed by showy winged seed pods 2 to 3 inches long

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