Exclusive. 5-6" tall x 14-16" wide. Big yellow flowers and silver foliage on this compact, semi-dwarf Evening Primrose selection make it an exciting variety for small spaces. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
5-6" tall x 14-16" wide. Big yellow flowers and attractive silver foliage on a compact plant make Oenothera macrocarpa 'Dwarf Silver' a welcome addition to even the smallest garden bed. Maturing to half the size of the typical Evening Primrose, this new introduction is a tough, long blooming, waterwise perennial that will provide years of garden beauty. Although it was discovered as a seedling many years ago, its availability to our customers didn't happen until this spring. A High Country Gardens exclusive introduction
HC016179 HC014179 (Plant - 2.5" Pot) - Out of stock. HC014180 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot) - Out of stock.
Dwarf Silver Evening Primrose
Oenothera macrocarpa Dwarf Silver
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Clay Soil
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Oenothera (Evening Primrose) - a huge genus of biennials and perennials native to the Western hemisphere. Flowers are in shades of yellow, pink and white. Pollinated primarily by hawk moths. Flowers open in the afternoon and close by late morning the next day.
Preferred growing conditions
Plant in low fertility ("lean") soil including dry clay, positioned in full sun. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
Deadheading is not needed as these are naturally long blooming species. Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix.
Oenothera are tap rooted plants and does not like to be transplanted once established. Don't divide as they resent having their roots disturbed.
Leave standing over the winter and cut back hard, leaving 2 to 3 inches of stems above ground.
O. speciosa 'Rosea' is a showy everblooming species that can spread aggressively and should not be planted into areas where it's enthusiastic nature can be a problem. Deadheaded to reduce reseeding. Dig out suckering roots when spreading too wide.
Watch for flea beetles (small metallic green beetles) which can defoliate the plants in late spring/early summer.
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