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Oenothera missouriensis

Common Name:
Missouri evening primrose
Plant Type:
Deciduous perennial
Onagraceae (The Evening Primrose Family)
Geographic Origin:
Eastern United States
California Native?:
Plant Size:
4-8 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
flower gardens
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Full sun
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Missouri evening primrose is a beautiful plant for the rock garden or front of the border. Several short, prostrate stems radiate from the base, lined with 4 inch narrow, greyish green leaves. Each stem is tipped by a tight cluster of buds from which brilliant yellow 4 inch blossoms open successively in summer and fall. Sun, reasonably well drained soil, moderate watering. Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less.