A member of the Evening Primrose family, easy-care Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) opens its showy blooms during the day. The variety 'Youngii' sports reddish buds and canary-yellow flowers in abundance from early- to midsummer. This hardy, mat-forming perennial is adaptable to most soils and makes an excellent flowering ground cover for a sunny spot. In fall, the leaves of 'Youngii' turn bright red, providing additional interest.
Oenothera is a genus of more than 200 species from the Western Hemisphere. They all have large, open flowers, and a number are fine ornamental plants that like sun and well-drained soil and are drought tolerant. For more information on growing and care, click "Growing Guide."