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Perennial

Oenothera 'Lemon Drop'

Primrose

Plant Type: Perennial
Exposure: Sun Tolerant  
FULL Sun

This is a great plant to recommend to gardeners looking for a long blooming, low maintenance, drought tolerant perennial. LEMON DROP® is very easy to grow and looks terrific from spring through fall with little extra care.

Unlike many evening primroses, this one has flowers that are open during the day. Vibrant lemon yellow, 1-2” diameter, mildly fragrant blossoms are produced freely from early through late summer atop a clump of fast and low growing, narrow and linear, dark green foliage. It blooms right on through the heat of summer, handling high temperatures and mild drought with ease.

Deer typically leave this plant alone but butterflies can’t resist! Try growing this selection as a ground cover or in combination containers for great season-long color.


Height

8-12"

Spread

12-14"

Landscape Application:

Perfect groundcover for hot, dry areas with poor soil. Can be aggressive in fertile soil.

Oenothera 'Lemon Drop' Plant Care:

Needs good drainage, avoid wet feet. Prefers poor soils.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 (-20/-10F)

Primrose Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Mid Season (May - June)
Late Season (July - frost)
Soil Moisture Needs

Low to moderate soil moisture.

Average
Moderate
Special Benefits
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
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