Shimmer' is about foliage, flowers, texture and an exciting new look in the world of native plants. Originally discovered by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden, this evening primrose cultivar is an attention-getting plant in and out of bloom. A burst of 3" diameter, lemon-yellow flowers light up the plant in late spring, followed by flashes of flowers throughout the summer. The extremely narrow gray-green, almost silver leaves have such incredible texture that it is invaluable when contrasting with other colors and types of foliage. I recommend pinching the stem tips several times in spring to create more branching and "thicken up" the plant with more foliage. Good for Firescaping. Try companion plants such as Lavender 'Mitcham Grey,' Gaillardia and Salvia 'Wild Thing.' (cutting propagated). 2007 Plant of the Year.
HC014176 (Plant - 2.5" Pot) - Out of stock.
HC014177 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot)
Shimmer Evening Primrose
Oenothera fremontii Shimmer
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Late spring to late summer
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Great For Mass Plantings, Adds Texture
Perennial Plant of the Year
High Country Gardens Introduction
Spring / Summer, Fall
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