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Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. incana 'Silver Blade'


Oenothera 'Silver Blade' is a stunning evening primrose with huge, lemon yellow flowers for months atop silver-blue foliage.

Oenothera macrocarpa ssp. incana 'Silver Blade' is a stunning evening primrose with huge, lemon yellow flowers four inches across on red stems from spring until fall, either constantly or in waves. Deadhead to encourage more flowers. Foliage is lance-shaped, rippled, silver-blue to blue-green contrasting beautifully with the flowers. It will form a lush yet drought tolerant groundcovering mat perfect for lean, gritty soils in rock gardens, gravel gardens, along driveways, on banks, trailing over walls or in other xeriscapes or in containers. Easy to grow. Shear down in fall or early spring.

Common Name: Evening Primrose

Family: Onagraceae (The Evening Primrose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-8

Light: Full Sun

Height: 4-8"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry

Stem Colour: Red

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Limestone outcrops, prairies, sandy locations, and dry hillsides of the southern Great Plains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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