Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks'
Evening Primrose, Sundrop
Item #: 8719
Zones: 3a to 9b
Height: 20" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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This amazing North American native, which hails from prairies and similar habitats from Canada south to northern Florida, is one of the most stunning plants in the late spring garden. The hairy, woody stalk emerges in spring from winter rosettes, clothed in lanceolate (narrow) green leaves and topped from mid-May thru mid-June with bright red buds that open to screaming yellow, 4-petaled flowers produced on the top half of the stem. Oenothera fruticosa spreads by underground rhizomes, but is nothing like the horribly weedy Oenothera berlandieri. Our 10-year-old clumps are 6' wide but easily removed from unwanted areas.