Every June, I can’t wait for the time when Oenothera bursts into bloom. Its bright yellow profuse blooms fill me with hope, I fell in love with its sunny blooms the moment I spotted it at a farmer’s market some 16 years ago; after an afternoon of shopping, my bags were full and my cash all gone. My son, then 8 years old, proudly produced two dollars so I could buy the plant. I have never been disappointed by this mighty performer.
Eonothera fruticosa, also known as Sundrops and Narrow-leaf evening primrose, is a perennial that propagates easily without being invasive. Fibrous crowns form dense clumps of evergreen rosettes. In the spring, flowering stems grow to carry the flower display which starts in late may and persist thru june and into early July. I have divided that original plant 3 or 4 times and have several colonies thought my garden in both shade and sun and they all manage to bloom. Those in shaded areas bloom slightly lighter and a few days later. All in all, this is a plant I highly recommend for your perennial border.
If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom. ~Terri Guillemets