low, very low
May to September
6 to 8 in.
12 to 15 in.
species is native to prairies of central North America
sun, part shade
USDA zones 3-9
hardy to 9,000 ft.
Prairie Lode sundrops is a prolific blooming perennial flower native to the Great Plains. It grows as a small mound of slender stems. The bright yellow, four-petaled blooms emerge from orange buds. This plant thrives in hot and dry conditions.
Prairie Lode sundrops has been planted at the Xeriscape Garden in several locations. It is a nice plant with eye-catching blooms, but is rather small. It will perform best in a rock garden or in a spot where a small mounding plant will be notice, or planted in masses.
Cut back to the ground in spring.