Oenothera Missouriensis commonly known as ‘Dwarf Evening Primrose’, ‘Bigfruit Evening Primrose’. This flowering species is native to Mexico and the South-central United States, where it is found in calcareous prairies and limestone outcrops. Flowers are followed by somewhat unique, winged seed pods. Narrow, lance-shaped leaves. This species was formerly called Oenothera Missouriensis. Under natural day length, the plants will generally bloom in late spring. The seed pods are often used in flower arrangements. This plant is also grown in gardens for its flower.
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Scientific Name: Oenothera Missouriensis
Common Name: Dwarf Evening Primrose
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Southern and central United States
Height: 9 to 12 "
Spread: 12 to 18 "
Habitat: Calcareous Prairies and Limestone Outcrops
Zone: 4 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring (Late), Summer, Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Humming Birds
Characteristics: Fragrant, Plant of merit, Showy
Flower Shape: Cup Shaped
Flower Color: Yellow
Water Requirement: Low to average
Soil Type: Poor, Average, Fertile
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<7.0), Neutral (pH=7.0), Alkaline (pH>7.0)
Advantage: Medium Growth, Easy to grow
Uses: Color, Bloom's ornamental, Rock gardens, Wildlife (Nectar-moths)