Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Missouri Primrose

Oenothera macrocarpa
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Glade
Season of Interest: Mid (May - June), Late (July - frost)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry
Nature Attracting
Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Wildlife Benefit
Food/Small Animals, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
10
inches

Spread:

16 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
10
inches
Spread: 16 to
24
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
10
inches
Spread: 16 to
24
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Best at the front of the border or in rock gardens. Also effective in wild gardens, meadows or native plant gardens. Can be used in containers.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Tolerates poor soil and drought but needs good drainage. Will benefit from limestone in the soil. Tends to die out in good soil.
Special Features
Special Usage
Ground Cover
Basic Description

A showy, trailing plant with large, yellow flowers up to 4 inches across. Plants bloom for a long period from spring through summer, with each flower lasting a day.

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