Oenothera tetragona 'Highlights'

Sundrops

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Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Sundrops is a cheerful perennial forming clumps one to two feet tall and blooming in early summer. Two inch bright yellow 4-petaled flowers clustered at the ends of stems are open during the day unlike those of the related Evening Primrose. The rich dark green leaves turn bronze for the winter. Grow Sundrops in a dry or average well-drained site in sun or light shade. Place it in the front of the garden with other drought-tolerant species or naturalize it on a sunny bank. Good companions include Butterfly Weed, Black-eyed Susan, Beard-tongue, and Coneflowers.

 

Characteristics

Container plant

Roof Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Evergreen

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial,

Ground cover

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Sandy, Clay,

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Dry

Size

full quart

Height

12 to 24

 

Flower Color

Yellows

Bloom Time

Late spring,

Early summer

Typical Height

18in

Spread

24in

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9