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Lemon Drop® Primrose Oenothera

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 8 - 12 Inches
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Lemon Drop® Primrose Oenothera

Part Sun to Sun 8 - 12

Features

The backyard is BACK.

Sunny, bright yellow flowers highlight dark green foliage; blooms spring to fall

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Fragrant Flower
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Resists: 
Deer
Native to North America

Characteristics

Duration: 
Perennial
Height Category: 
Short
Garden Height: 
8 - 12 Inches
Trails Up To: 
24 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Trailing
Container Role: 
Spiller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Spring
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Needs Good Drainage
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Poor Soil
Soil PH Category: 
Acidic Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Maintenance Notes: 

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Lemon Drop is tough, loves sun and tolerates poor soils. Bright daffodil yellow flowers appear all summer atop the low growing, dark green foliage. The plant is a good candidate for hot sunny areas, or mixed containers. It does not set seed and provides a welcome burst of the purest yellow to your garden.

Lemon Drop is one of Dr. Rick Schoellhorn's top 10 favorites for Florida.

We overlook Oenothera in Florida, Lemon Drop is tough, loves sun and tolerates poor soils. Bright daffodil yellow blooms all summer. The plant is a good candidate for hot sunny areas, or mixed containers, does not set seed and provides a welcome burst of the purest yellow to your Florida garden.

Lemon Drop® Oenothera 'Innoeno131' USPP 16,393, Can 2,534

  • This plant is great in North Texas, where the summers are known to get to 100 degrees! I have it in full sun and this is its second year in my garden, so it's a true survivor.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sharon D. Ward
    Plano
    Texas
    United States
    2 years ago
  • wonderful in conainers

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    ruth evans
    3 years ago
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    Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    qsekobmc
    3 years ago
  • local garden center had 2 similar, unlabeled proven winner pots. I bought both, love both, one is almost certainly Lemon Drop, the other is an Oenothera also. Neither sets seeds. LOVE them, and want more. OVer 5 years now & still going.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    RParker
    New York
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Texas
    United States
    4 years ago
  • This is my 4th. year with this plant and I love it's showiness in my garden....a real standout in front of green foliage plants. It has died back each winter but bounces right back in the spring and blooms continually all summer long. Love it.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Natalie
    Florida
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Easy to care for this plant.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Tennessee
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Great little plant undemanding performs well under tough conditions. I have two planted besidea small flowered blue PW campanula, it should put on a nice show this year. I work at a local nursery and recommended that we carry more of your perennials.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mary Lou Oswell
    Massachusetts
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Beautiful and flowers all the time. Is good in direct sun.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jude
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • It would have been nice to know that they are not gopher tolerant/resistant. I've lost 4.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Luana Cowan
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2010 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2009 Best Varieties Penn State
2009 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best of Breed - Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2009 Best Varieties Penn State
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