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 on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Oenothera thrives in full sun (or partial shade in the South) and well-drained soil. Tolerates drought and poor soil.
O. speciosa varieties spread vigorously from running roots. Plant where there is room to roam, or where a wall or the lawn mower limits progress. In a border, plant in a plastic tub sunk in the soil almost to the lip. Cut holes in the bottom of the tub for drainage.