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sundrops
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Lovely warm yellow sundrops, sweet and tart like the candy lemon drops in a flower. A native North American plant, multiple flowers bloom one or two or four at a time at the end of a stem. They only last a day, but they have graceful and dramatic details. But they easily spread a little each year and a clump of them is bright and cheerful over several weeks, especially in part shade.

I had once grown a nice patch of them in the back yard before the deer and groundhogs busted in. I haven’t seen one growing in the yard for years, but this spring as I was cleaning up around the birdbath and clump of rose turtlehead I recognized the hairy spoon-shaped leaves of the rosette. I knew the rose turtlehead would overgrown it and I’d lose it again, so I let it grow a bit but moved it when it had a second set of leaves to give it more to feed the roots, then moved it to a spot in another flower bed where it would have space in spring and early summer. I’m so excited it’s back.

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