Form: woody perennial - clump
Seasonality: perennial (see notes)
Size: 1 to 1.5ft tall, spread to 3ft
Leaves: narrow, evergreen
Flowers: yellow, cupped; last a single day, fresh buds replace just-closed flowers; resembles night-blooming primrose; bloom spring and summer
Stems/Trunks: floppy stems become woody
Range/Origin: native to Texas, N. Mexico, Arizona and Mexico
Hardiness: 20°F or lower
- early spring color
- rock gardens
- informal/wildflower beds
- Exposure: full sun, refelcted heat to part shade
- Water: drought resistant; water ever week or two
- Soil: tolerates well-drained poor soil
- Propagation: seed, cutings, or divisions
- Maintenance: deading; trim lightly to control sprawl
Research by Master Gardeners Pat Perry and Barbara Schneidau
Periodically remove old grow to prolong blooming period.
Foliage becomes dull in winter months or becomes deciduous.
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