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Lemon Drop® Primrose Oenothera

  • 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

Award Year Award Plant Trial
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
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2010 Excellent Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
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 Leader of the Pack - Late Summer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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