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Oenothera ‘Shimmer’

Oenothera = ‘Shimmer’

Oenothera fremontii ‘Shimmer’ has lemon yellow, crepe paper blossoms that shimmer cheerfully in the sun. The foliage is lacy, with very narrow, silvery green leaves. A smaller Oenothera, this one glows with light and warmth all summer, but is surprisingly tough and drought tolerant.

‘Shimmer’ thrives in rockeries, at the front of a dry border or in a xeriscape. It is a great choice for the dry mountain states and very useful in otherwise difficult growing conditions such as sandy, lean soils and roadside beds.

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 4-8 (-30°F or -34°C)
  • Profusions of bright lemon yellow 2.5″ blooms
  • Compact mat-forming habit 10″ x 18″
  • Drought tolerant once established

Patent Status: PP 19,664

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 4 - 8
Height: 6 to 10-inches
15 to 25-centimeters
Spread: 12 to 18-inches
30 to 46-centimeters
Seasons: Late Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Yellow
Foliage Colors: Green
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Growth Habit: compact spreading groundcover
Usage: Containers, Garden border, Mass landscape planting
Patent Status: PP 19,663
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 6 to 8-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 12-weeks with 1 ppp