Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Small Sundrops (Oenothera perennis) 
    Primrose Family
    This small-flowered Sundrop deserves a place in the sunny border of a pollinator garden. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils, including sandy and rocky substrate. The yellow blooms begin in May and can continue late into fall if happy. The basal rosettes are dense and evergreen, turning lovely shades of red in the cool temperatures. Plant with other short stature plants like Blue-eyed Grass, Butterfly Milkweed, Stokes Aster, or plant at the base of shrubs for a living mulch.
    Blooms: Yellow, 4-? weeks, May-June
    Leaves: Small, medium green leaves have red tones and an evergreen basal rosette
    Height: 8-24”
    Space: -2’
    Soil: Avg-Moist
    Exposure: Full sun-Part sun-Part shade
    Fauna: Bees and butterflies, multiple moth host plant
    Deer Resistance: Medium
    Zone: 4-9
    Seeds: ½” winged capsules contain many small seeds
    Native Status: NC native, rare across the state
    Provenance: WV, seed grown