Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Seeds

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Seeds

$2.95

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Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.

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Evening primrose is easily grown in average, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. This plant is characterized by lightly cupped yellow flowers and orange stamens that open up during the evening. Evening primrose is often used as an ornamental piece in gardens or bouquets. It is also used medicinally, as its edible flowers can be eaten raw, cooked, or made into a tea to treat a number of ailments.

Type: Biennial
Family:  Onagraceae
Native Range:
Growing Zones:  3-11
Mature Height: 4-6 feet
Mature Width: 1-2 feet

Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 10-30 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a

Sunlight: Full sun, Part Shade
Soil Type: Average
Water: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate

Leaf Description:  large rosette, 1st year
Bloom Time: 2nd Summer, June-September
Bloom Description: yellow flowers and orange stamens

Harvest: Flower
Harvest Time: 2nd Summer, June-September

Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer resistant

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