Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa)
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(Oenothera fruticosa)

A member of the late-evening-blooming primrose family, sundrops has yellow, cup-shaped flowers up to 2 inches wide that open during the day from late spring deep into summer. For an interesting display of contrasting colors choose 'Fyrverkeri,' also known as 'Fireworks,' which bears bright-yellow saucer-shaped flowers from red buds over reddish stems and green to purplish foliage.

Grows 12 to 18 inches tall and 12 to 24 inches wide in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8; full sun.
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