This item is available for purchase beginning in mid April. This item will be shipped in Sept-Oct according to hardiness zone.
Oenothera missouriensis. Large, petunia like primrose-yellow flowers adorn this unique and reliable perennial. Flowers are followed by lovely winged seed pods which are equally attractive. Foliage is dark green with narrow pointed leaves and has a trailing habit which is perfectly suited for edges and borders. Height 9-12". No. 1 root.
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Bare Roots for Fall Planting: We usually ship perennials to you in their dormant state, that is: bare roots, usually without leaves, in bags of loose peat moss. They may have some shoots beginning to grow. It is very important to plant these dormant perennials as soon as possible after you receive them. If it is absolutely necessary to store them for a short time before planting them, open the cartons and any plastic that is around the roots. If the roots appear dry, soak them for a few hours in warm water. Thereafter store in slightly moist peat moss in a cold, but not freezing location until you can plant. They can also be placed in pots of soil if planting will be delayed for more than 2 weeks. Use any packaged, peat-based potting soil and pots with drainage holes. Most Bulbs, Perennials and many other garden plants require 'well-drained' soil in order to thrive. Areas that often have 'sitting' water or constantly soggy soil can quickly cause roots to rot and deteriorate, especially over winter.
Planting Roots General Info: It is a good idea to soak any bare-root perennials in water for a few hours, but not more then a day, before planting. Add organic matter to the area and provide good drainage unless the plant variety enjoys wet roots. Unless otherwise specified, bare-root perennials are usually planted with the crown (where the shoots meet the roots) an inch below the soil surface. Firm soil gently to eliminate air pockets and water in well. Mark the area clearly since it may be awhile before the plant shows itself. Perennials that come to you in pots should be watered well before planting also. Loosen and tight roots and plant at the same depth as the plant was in the pot. If the leaves are green and growing, you should protect them from frosts with mulch, reemay or any blanket. If white or pale yellow shoots have started to develop, protect them from wind and harsh sun until they green up. You can use any of the methods for protection as mentioned. Pay particular attention to watering any new plants during the first season. Once established plants generally have some drought tolerance and will only need to be watered if the season is hot and dry.
Planting Sundrop: Best grown in full sun in well-drained soil. Will tolterate light shade. Adding organic matter and fertilizer will enhance establishment and blooming. Plant 6"-12" apart in the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Growing: Remove faded flowers to encourage more buds to form. New growth can be slow to appear in the spring, so be patient. Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.