This is a perennial herb producing a red stem 6-12 in. (15-30 cm) in height. The large (3 inch) wide flowers are cup shaped, canary yellow and have a mild fragrance. They are produced in great numbers from early to mid summer. Leaves are dark green and lanceolate, and bunched along the trailing stem. The seed pods are 4-winged and 2 to 3 inch long and are often used in flower arrangements.
Hardy to zones 3 to 7. Has a trailing nature and is drought tolerant.
Cultivars include Yellow Queen.
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Perennial Resource: Oenothera missouriensis
- Karen's Garden Tips: Oenothera missouriensis
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