- Common Name(s):
- Native Plants, Perennials
Sundrops are a native perennial in the Onagraceae family. It grows wild in all parts of North Carolina except the high mountains, where although it is striking seen along roadsides and in meadows, never achieves the beauty possible under cultivation. It blooms during the day hence the common name "Sundrops". Flowers are followed by distinctive club-shaped seed capsules. Red stems compliment the bright yellow flowers produced over a long season. If plant foliage depreciates in summer after flowering, stems may be cut back to the basal rosette.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.
- 6-12 in.
- Flower Color:
- USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
- Erect, slowly spreading rosettes
- Division in summer, seed
- Full sun
- Club-shaped capsule
- Well-drained to dry soils
- Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
- Eastern North America, North Carolina
NCCES plant id: 751