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Plant Botanical Name: 
Oenothera fruticosa
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
Full sun
Plant Soil Type: 
Well-drained garden soil
Plant Moisture Requirements: 
Low to medium

Oenothera fruticosa or sundrops is a day flowering member of the evening primrose family and makes a wonderful addition to the front of a border or a rock garden. It tolerates poor soil and blooms profusely from May through June with few insect or disease issues.

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