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Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii ‘Shimmer’
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii ‘Shimmer’
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Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii ‘Shimmer’


USDA Zone: 4-8

Plant number: 1.400.240

This plant should be added to the list of dependable, low-maintenance perennials that give colour all summer long. Plants form a low mat of lacy, silver-blue leaves bearing bright lemon yellow, crepe paper-like blooms. Sundrops prefer hot, dry sites and will tolerate poor soils so long as drainage is adequate. ‘Shimmer’ is excellent as an edging plant, in the rock garden, or even growing in containers. Remove faded flowers to encourage repeating.

Further details for
Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. fremontii ‘Shimmer’

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
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate