Primrose Seeds - Evening
Approximate seeds per pound: 864,000
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
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 (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.