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Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks' (Sundrops)

Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks'

Sundrops

(syn. Fyrverkeri)

Confused for many years in the trade, we are proud to carry the true 'Fireworks'. Deep bronze foliage and red stems are contrasted by red buds opening to canary yellow blooms in June. The individual flowers may not last for more than a day or two, but they open in succession leaving the plant in continuous bloom. Burgundy rosettes in winter. More compact and darker than 'Summer Solstice'. The most popular cultivar of the Oenotheras!

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Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks' LP50 - 50 per flat $57.50
Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks' - 72 per flat $49.68
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Height

15-18 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Spacing

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Sundrops Interesting Notes

The plant is called Evening Primrose because its flowers open at night so they can be pollinated by night-time insects such as the nocturnal sphinx moth. Evening Primrose was known as 'King's Cure-All' for at least 500 years. http://www.thebearbyte.com/Annualsprt2.htm

Oenothera fruticosa 'Fireworks' Growing and Maintenance Tips

O. fruticosa performs best in full sun to light shade in light and sandy soil. A vigorous sprawling clump habit. Cut back foliage to promote a new flush of growth, to prolong flowering season. Propagate by division, softwood cuttings or seed in early summer. A wonderful addition to borders and perennial beds.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fast
Fast
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Groundcover
Groundcover
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Dry
Dry
Average
Average

Additional Information

Attributes
Rock Garden
Erosion Control
Native to US
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative