Primrose Seeds - Oenothera Evening Primrose Flower Seed

Primrose Seeds - Evening

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Flower Specifications

Approximate seeds per pound: 864,000

Season: Annual

USDA Zones: 3 - 9

Height: 24 - 48 inches

Bloom Season: Mid to late summer

Bloom Color: Yellow

Environment: Full sun

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 7.0

Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 70F

Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/16 inch

Sowing Rate: Plant this wildflower seed at 3 pounds per acre

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 18 - 24 inches

Care & Maintenance: Primrose

Evening Primrose Wildflowers

Evening Primrose (Oenothera Lamarckiana) - What a treasured wildflower that has naturalized throughout the United States. Evening Primrose is easily propagated from flower seed, and it does wonders when planted in a meadow or along a fence line. Oenothera Evening Primrose gets its name because it opens in the late afternoon and stays opened throughout the evening. It has light yellow blooms that measure over 2 inches across, and they have a rich scent that attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Evening Primrose is an annual wildflower with a fairly short bloom period. Its flowers may be seen in May and June, with the peak being mid-May.They prefer a sunny area with well-drained soil. They are liberal self-sowers, spreading their own flower seed, so after they are done blooming.

How To Grow Evening Primrose From Seed: To sow Evening Primrose seeds outdoors, prepare weed-free soil and loosen the top 1 - 2 inches. Spread the flower seed and rake them into the soil only lightly covering. Sow Oenothera Primrose seeds in early spring or late fall. Evening Primrose Flower Care: In the spring, before flowering, apply a compost as a fertilizer around the plants. After flowering, cut back the Primrose plants after blooming is done to reduce the spreading.

Seed Starting Matrix

Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.