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Common Sundrops

Botanical Name
Oenothera fruticosa
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
12 to 18 inches
Width
12 to 24 inches
Flowers
May to June: yellow
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained, medium to dry, infertile
Planting & Care
  • Drought tolerant, sundrops prefer the heat of summer and perform well in Southern gardens
  • If foliage declines after flowering, cut plants back to basal rosette
  • Divide in the spring or fall
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Fireworks - 18" tall, red stems, purplish foliage, red flower buds, bright yellow flowers

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