Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Primrose plants & seed
 (ee-no-THEE-ruh  mack-row-CAR-puh)  (Oenothera missouriensis)  

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Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Primrose Glade Lily

Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
Oenothera macrocarpa picture, missouri primrose , glade lily picture Sun to 
Lt. Shade
May, June, July Lemmon Yellow 6 to 12 Inches Dry to Average 12 to 36 Inches Perennial

Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Primrose Photo by cj

We have Oenothera macrocarpa Missouri Primrose (email for availability on potted plants), $5.00 each plus UPS shipping.  please contact us by email with your address and zip code for shipping charges on  potted plants

For other flowers visit the wildflower seed list or  Potted Plant List to order Missouri Primrose seed copy the orderform or email questions, comments, and orders to john 

Oenothera macrocarpa seed
Missouri Primrose seed

approximate
number of seeds
approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50 + shipping

125 30 sq ft

1 ounce - $8.50

 5,900 300 sq ft

1 pound -$---

 94,400 4,800 sq ft

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)

The map below shows areas where 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.

Oenothera macrocarpa
Missouri Primrose

Arkansas
Illinois
Kansas
Missouri
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas

State Distributional Map for Oenothera macrocarpa, missouri primrose wild flower seed

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Native oenothera 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 Information
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug

Distribution
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

Growing Conditions
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
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Nectar Source: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate

Propagation
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

Oenothera macrocarpa
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.

Culture
Tolerates poor soil and drought but needs good drainage.
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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.

Height
10 Inches
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Spread
12-18 Inches

Color
Medium Yellow
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USDA Hardiness Zone
4-7