Oenothera fruticosa ‘Sundrops’ is a spreading, yellow primrose that only flowers in daylight. An upright, clump-forming perennial (20–30cm high) it flowers in late spring to early summer. Vigorous roots enable the plant to spread quickly and easily. It’s water wise and needs very little care.
Growing tips: It thrives in sun or light shade in ordinary garden soil. Once established, it’s drought tolerant, but performs better with some watering. Don’t overwater or it will develop leaves at the expense of flowers.
What Leoné likes: “It’s a great pioneer plant in newly established gardens as it adds colour and foliage while other plants are still growing. It combines well with grasses and other self-seeding flowers in meadow-style plantings, in rocky areas and as a companion for succulents.”