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'Shimmer' is all about foliage, flowers, and texture. Blooming with 3-inch bright lemon-yellow flowers in late spring, the plant re-blooms during the summer months. The narrow leaves are pewter-gray and very attractive. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction; Discovered in the garden of Lauren Springer Ogden. 2007 Plant of the Year.
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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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Can't wait for blooms.
from Northern Virginia
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Comments about High Country Gardens Oenothera fremontii Shimmer:
Looks great at the front of the border.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Maybe I would buy it again
from Salt Lake City
About Me Master Gardener
I love this plant! I had one before, that lived about three seasons, and was absolutely glorious. I have re=ordered twice, and both times, the plants didn't live through the summer, never even bloomed. Not sure what the problem is.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Santa Fe, NM
I love this cultivar, but, of 5 plants, only one has survived. They were planted in a dry garden of mostly native mineral soil with minimal amendment. Only one plant of the original trio survived. Despite deep watering, the two replacement plants shriveled up during the hot and dry summer part of summer. As much as I would like more of 'Shimmer', I'm not sure it's worth the effort.
It took two times
The first time I ordered and planted this it grew but died in a hailstorm. I got another one and it has bloomed all summer long, looking great and surviving 3 hailstorms plus a terribly dry year. It has spread to be a little over a foot wide. It is on the edge of the yard by the sidewalk and is tough enough to survive kids, dogs and occasionally the newspaper thrown on top of it.
i wish it would bloom more robustly
By I watch birds
from reno, nv
well, I ordered 3 of em, deep pots 3 seasons ago. 2 were robust, 1 was puny, but all 3 have survived the drought and the cold. they hardly flower. indeed, the above display picture has more blooms than total number of blooms that I have seen in person. nice feathery silver-gray foliage.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
This is a wonderful plant!
from Boise, Id.
This plant is very attractive. Blossoms will remain depending on the individual plant it seems, but ours will bloom from late spring to just past mid summer usually. It spreads and can be be relocated safely or one plant may provide the starters for others. This plant will appreciate water but will last through drought. I enjoy this in my flower bed greatly. Gregg
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A sample flower.
Oenthera fremontii 'Shimmer'
By La La Land scaping
from Salt Lake City, UT
About Me Professional Landscaper
I have used 'shimmer' in multiple landscapes in the Salt Lake City area (Zone 6) with great success. It always looks great: flowers are a softer shade of yellow and bloom for a long time and foliage is interesting. Especially when compared to the rangier weedy oenothera available.
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Lauren Clark
from Abilene, TX
This plant has to be planted so that it is back lit. I did not do that, so the foliage is blah. Also, it has never bloomed. I live in Abilene, TX which is zone 7.
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback Lauren. We sincerely apologize that our Oenothera fremontii Shimmer did not meet your expectations. Being a perennials we would certainly expect for you to see blooms next season. There are many variables in gardening but we are committed to your success and stand behind all our products with our 100% guarantee. Please contact us so that we may assist you with a solution. Happy Gardening!
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