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<h3>'''Species Name: ''Oenothera californica''<br>
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'''Common Name:''' California Primrose<br></h3>
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:Fragrant large flowers on a spreading, low silvery plant. Superb accent plant on dry, hot south-west slopes.  Needs little water once established.
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:'''Plant Family:''' Onagraceae
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:'''Plant Type:''' Perennial
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:'''Height by Width:''' 5"h x 1'w
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Low, dense
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Deciduous
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Sandy or Rocky
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Dry to semi dry
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' To 15 degrees
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring-Summer
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:'''Flower Color:''' White-Pink
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:'''Endangered?:''' Not listed
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:'''Distribution:''' Central West, Southwest, Eastern Sierra Nevada, Deserts
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Sandy or gravelly areas dunes, desert scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland or ponderosa pine woodland below 8000'
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[[Image:songbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:butterfly_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:fragrant_iconA.jpg]]
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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:'''History'''<br>
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:* Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
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:* From ''California Native Plants'', Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Foliage ashy gray. Flowers white about 2 inches across, fragrant, opening in the late afternoon and remaining open for a few hours in the morning, and turning pink when fading. Grows in loose sandy soil spreading from a running root system, soon forming large clumps. Very desirable for dry hot situations. Gallon cans, 50c."
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
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:'''References'''<br>
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:* Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. ''California Native Plants for the Garden.'' Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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:'''Links'''<br>

Latest revision as of 17:15, 22 May 2010

Oenothera californica
Oenothera californica
Oenothera californica

Species Name: Oenothera californica
Common Name: California Primrose

Fragrant large flowers on a spreading, low silvery plant. Superb accent plant on dry, hot south-west slopes. Needs little water once established.

Plant Family: Onagraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 5"h x 1'w
Growth Habit: Low, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Sandy or Rocky
Water Requirements: Dry to semi dry
Cold Hardy to: To 15 degrees
Flower Season: Spring-Summer
Flower Color: White-Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Central West, Southwest, Eastern Sierra Nevada, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Sandy or gravelly areas dunes, desert scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland or ponderosa pine woodland below 8000'

Songbird iconA.jpg Butterfly iconA.jpg Fragrant iconA.jpg


Care and Maintenance


History
  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Foliage ashy gray. Flowers white about 2 inches across, fragrant, opening in the late afternoon and remaining open for a few hours in the morning, and turning pink when fading. Grows in loose sandy soil spreading from a running root system, soon forming large clumps. Very desirable for dry hot situations. Gallon cans, 50c."
Other Names
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
Links