plant quick find clear
Creeping sundrops is a spreading perennial plant with a dense habit of finely textured chartreuse leaves. Its cheerful, lemon-yellow four-petal flowers cover the plant for 4 to 6 weeks in spring and early summer. In many areas it also develops a woody base, giving it a subshrub distinction in horticulture language. The woody base is usually masked by foliage.
A native of Texas, Northern Mexico, and the Gulf states, creeping sundrops grows best in sunny exposures on well-drained soil. Plant this low-water perennial near the fronts of beds and borders; use it in rock gardens; let it trail over a low wall; or grow it as a xeriscape groundcover.
Upload your photo here.
Creeping Sundrops Care Must-Knows
Creeping sundrops thrives in hot, dry locations with well-drained soil. Wet soil, especially in winter, can cause rot. Plant creeping sundrops in spring and water it well after planting and during drought periods throughout the first season after planting. There is no need to provide additional water after the first growing season.
In late winter (ahead of spring growth) prune this short-lived accent plant back nearly to its woody base. This will tidy up its appearance and encourage new growth. Although not mandatory, you may want to shear this plant back a bit after its big spring bloom to boost new flower development.
This North American desert native can be tough to find. Check with public gardens and university gardens to inquire about local sources. Ask your local nursery to order it in for you. Visit online retailers. Be sure to inquire about plant size before making an online purchase.