Oenothera macrocarpa

(Ozark sundrop/ Evening primrose)

Growth: Lax, clump-forming, sprawling. Grow in the herbaceous border or cottage garden near the front, in a rock or scree garden, or in a naturalized meadow or prairie garden. Prefers full sun and a medium to dry, light soil. Slow to come up in spring – wait for it!

Characteristics: Cup-shaped, faintly scented lemon-yellow flowers up to 3” across, massed above narrow lance-shaped leaves with silvery white midribs. Like daylilies, each flower opens for just one day, usually in the late afternoon and withers away next day. This plant has a long bloom period, from early to late summer, after which it forms distinctive seed pods bearing 4 papery wings. Drought tolerant.

Size:   Height 6-12” (15-30cm) 
           Width 10-12” (25-30cm)

Zone: 3  

On site:  1 gal $15.00