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Oenothera perennis
Small Sundrops
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Tuft

Also known as Nodding Sundrops. A native wildflower throughout much of Eastern North America, this is an easy-to-grow plant for the sunny border or rock garden. It forms a mound or tuft of narrow green leaves, the branching stems bearing small golden-yellow flowers for weeks on end, which open during the daytime and close at night. Sometimes acts as a self-seeding biennial. Said to have a spreading tendency in warm-summer regions, though the seedlings are easy enough to pull out or transplant to a new site. Tolerates dry or moist sites.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Drought Tolerant
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size

   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches

   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches

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