PLANT BASE

Oenothera fruticosa

Sundrops

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
4-9
2-3'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Sprawling habit
Flower
Perennial

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
May-June
Violet/ pinkish
Evergreen reddish color in winter
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Loam, Sand
Average
Soil Preference
Tolerate poor soils, prefer some organic matter and good drainage
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Meadows and grasslands, outcrops, open woods, maritime grasslands
Eastern US to Missouri and Louisiana
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Salt, Drought
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Salt, Drought
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Blue-eyed grass
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Fast growth

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