Prairie Lode sundrops
Calylophus serrulatus 'Prairie Lode'
This vigorous native prairie species is spangled for months on end with four-petaled, bright and cheerful yellow blossoms which emerge from large, orange buds. Tolerates a wide range of situations and thrives in hot, dry conditions. 'Prairie Lode' was selected by Bluebird Nursery in Clarkson, Nebraska for its compact habit. Tips from the pros: Plant in well-drained alkaline soils and avoid amending with organic matter. Can be marginally hardy if not well established before cold weather. Protect with extra mulch in winter and cut back to ground each spring for best performance.
|Flowering Season||May to September|
|Sun||Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Needs||Moderate to xeric|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 5-9|
|Soil Type||Clay, loam, sandy|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||Yes|
|Annual Commercial Maintenance||Hand trim back dead stems in spring.|
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance||Follow annual maintenance. This can be a long lived perennial.|
|Elevation Guide||Up to 6200 ft|