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Mark A. Miller
OENOTHERA 'Innoeno131'(LEMON DROP) PP16393
Evening Primrose, Lemon Drop Evening Primrose
The compact evening primrose, Lemon Drop, has bright golden yellow flowers that bloom continuously from spring to fall. It's exceptional heat and drought tolerance make it well suited to areas where other hardy perennials flag. This vigorous hybrid is a cross between Oenothera 'African Sun' and O.'Narrow Gray Leaved' bred by Silvia Hofmann of Mainz, Germany.
Lemon Drop forms semi-woody, spreading mounds lined with linear, deep green to gray-green leaves. From late spring to fall it produces lots of bright yellow, four-petaled flowers. The tubular flowers last for up to two days and attract moths and butterflies.
Drought tolerant Oenothera such as this thrive in garden spots with full sun and fast-draining soil with moderate fertility. Container grown specimens demand more water than garden grown. Unlike most evening primroses, this cultivar is said to grow well in subtropical areas. It has no notable pest and disease problems, though root and stem rot can occur if soil drainage is insufficient. Sunny rock gardens or border edges are a shoe-in for this pretty Oenothera. It is also well-suited to container culture.
11 - 1
5 - 11
A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
8"-16" / 20.3cm - 40.6cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Gray Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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