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jane collins

Hi Karen: Do you know Oenothera fremontii 'Lemon Silver'? Beautiful large lemony-yellow flowers, low growing w. silvery narrow leaves and a touch of red to the stems. Thornton introduced it to me and I found it at Merrified's last year.


Jane, Yes I do and it looks like a great plant for a sunny, dry location. I need to try it.

Mona Miller

I used to take my kids out at dusk and we'd watch the evening primrose flower. Yes it does take patience especially for kids, but it was worth it. Very nice article.


Mona, You must be talking about the common Oenothera biennis, which is slower (by far), than O. glazoviana. Good for you to teach that to your children. Thank-you

Robin Drake

Hi Karen! I hadn't realized that you were the original (commercial) source for Cold Crick! I've got that one, and a couple of other selections, one of which was retrieved from the 'back 40' at Craven's, down near the stream. Wish I could identify them more easily...

(You probably don't remember me, but I used to buy from you for Craven's, back in the 80s.)

Well hello Robin! Of course I remember you. I work at Merrifield with the former perennial manager at Cravens - Louise. So good to hear from you. And I still think O. 'Cold Crick' is one of the best.

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