Western natives related to and much resembling evening primrose (Oenothera), with bright yellow, four-petaled flowers over a long summer bloom period. Plants are 1–2 ft. tall. In Zone 13, flowering declines in summer heat, and plants flower in spring and from late summer to fall. Plants spread by rhizomes and are useful for summer color in difficult climates. Shear just before spring growth begins. Plant in well-drained soil. They tolerate regular water if drainage is superb.Calylophus drummondianus
Grows to 1 1/2 ft. high, 2 ft. wide, with narrow, tooth-edged, somewhat drooping leaves and inch-wide flowers. This species blooms for a longer period than C. hartwegii in spring, but it does not rebloom as well in fall.
Cornflower blue flowers in dense clusters to 2 in. across on 1–2-ft.-tall stems. Late spring blo...
Tight, dense, spherical red-purple flower clusters top 2-ft. stems in summer. Spreads freely.
Biennial or short-lived perennial. From southern Europe and northwestern Africa. Soft, scallop-edged, ...