Missouri Primrose plants & seed
(ee-no-THEE-ruh mack-row-CAR-puh) (Oenothera missouriensis)
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|May, June, July||Lemmon Yellow||6 to 12 Inches||Dry to Average||12 to 36 Inches||Perennial|
Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Primrose Photo by cj
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Oenothera missouriensis (Oenothera missouriensis) has several common names including Missouri Primrose, Ozark Sundrops, Glade Lily, Bigfruit evening-primrose, and Oklahoma Evening-primrose. Missouri Primrose is a striking plant with large 3 to 4 inch lemon yellow flowers on sprawling stems and unusual vibrant winged seed pods. Missouri primrose does not spread aggressively like some primrose plants and is very desirable in the wild flower garden. This showy native wildflower is pollinated by night-flying Sphinx Moths. Missouri Primrose is tough, drought tolerant, and requires little maintenance. Missouri Primrose does best when planted in average well-drained soil in full sun to light shade in a rock garden with Penstemon (Showy Beardtongue), Alliums (Glade Onion), Dodecatheon (Shooting Star), Aromatic Aster, Rudbeckia (Missouri Black-eyed Susan) and Sporobolus (Prairie Dropseed).
Native Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Primrose wild flower seed germination is improved after a pretreatment of 4 to 6 weeks of cold moist stratification or when planted outside in the fall or early winter.
The showy flowers of native Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Primrose are found growing wild in open woods, savannas, cedar glades, and prairies in limy soils from Illinois and Colorado, south to Missouri and Texas. Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family)
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native Oenothera macrocarpa wildflowers grow wild but they can be planted and
will grow over
most of the Midwest and Eastern US. USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9.
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macrocarpa missouri primrose plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Oenothera macrocarpa Nutt.
Big-fruit evening-primrose, Bigfruit evening-primrose, Fluttermill, Missouri evening-primrose, Missouri Primrose
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)
Synonyms: Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. macrocarpa, Oenothera missouriensis
USDA Symbol: OEMA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The perennial big-fruit evening-primrose or Missouri evening-primrose can be trailing or upright usually growing 8-10 in. high. Its large 3-4 in. wide yellow flowers are showy. The four-petaled flowers which grow from the upper leaf axils open in the evening and close the next day sometimes fading reddish. The foliage is narrow thick and gray-green.
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
USA: AR , IL , KS , MO , NE , OK , TN , TX
Native Distribution: S.e. NE to TX e. to TN; introduced elsewhere
Native Habitat: Limestone glades & bluffs; roadsides; rocky prairies & hillsides
Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky gravelly or sandy soils. Calcareous Sandy Limestone-based Sandy Loam Medium Loam
Stunning large four-petaled yellow flowers open in the early evening on a handsome plant with low mounding habit. Flowers are open for only one evening but the plant flowers over a long period of time.
texas comments: Missouri primrose has stunning large yellow flowers that open in the early evening. Flowers are open for only one evening but the plant flowers over a long period of time. It cannot withstand complete soil dryness. Remove spent blossoms and fertilize in spring with rose food to encourage more blooms.
Ornamental: Color Blooms ornamental Showy Attractive Rock gardens
Use Wildlife: Nectar-Moths
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate
Propagation Material: Seeds
Description: This plant is easily propagated from seed sown in spring or fall or stem cuttings taken in early summer.
Seed Treatment: No treatment necessary.
Maintenance: Prevent complete soil dryness Remove spent blossoms Maintain mulch layer Fertilize in spring with rose food
Common Name: Missouri Primrose
A showy, trailing plant with large, yellow, fragrant flowers up to 4" across. Plants bloom for a long period from spring through summer.
Tolerates poor soil and drought but needs good drainage.
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.
USDA Hardiness Zone