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Oenothera macrocarpa fremontii ‘Lemon Silver’
Oenothera macrocarpa fremontii ‘Lemon Silver’
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Oenothera macrocarpa fremontii ‘Lemon Silver’


USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.400.250

This recent Canadian introduction should be added to the list of dependable, low-maintenance perennials that give colour all summer long. Plants form a low mat of silvery-blue leaves, bearing huge lemon-yellow crepe textured flowers that seem to float right on top. Sundrops prefer hot, dry sites and will tolerate poor soils so long as drainage is adequate. ‘Lemon Silver’ is excellent as an edging plant, in the rock garden, or even growing in containers. Remove faded flowers to encourage repeating. Registered with COPF: royalty required for propagation.

Further details for
Oenothera macrocarpa fremontii ‘Lemon Silver’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.