1oz Evening Primrose Flower Seeds Opens Right Before Your Eyes Oenothera biennis

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1oz Evening Primrose Flower Seeds Opens Right Before Your Eyes Oenothera biennis

Evening Primrose is a biennial wildflower native to most of North America.  Plants grow 4-6 feet tall, and their bright yellow flowers are commonly seen in late summer and fall.  This species does well in dry, well-drained soils and tolerates sunny or shady spots.  The flowers attract many species of native bees.

They open visibly fast every evening producing an interesting spectacle, hence the name "evening primrose." USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Other common Names are Evening star, sundrop, German rampion, King's cure-all, or fever-plant

A valuable plant for its ability to grow in poor soils and tolerate drought. Provides a bold splash of color in the summer garden.

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, pressing lightly into the surface of the soil since this seed needs light to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur within 10-30 days. When the seedlings can safely be handled, thin or transplant for wider spacing. For an early start, start the seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors.

Growing: Water the seedlings until they become established. Mature plants can tolerate almost any type of soil, though they tend to wilt in extremely dry soil. This plant needs little care and grows easily; it can quickly spread and become invasive if not controlled, since it reseeds prolifically. To help prevent this, the plants can be cut back after blooming. This plant attracts birds and resists deer.

1oz English Lavender Seeds Lavandula angustifolia Herb Mosquito Repellent Edible (Approx 28,000 Seeds)

This variety of lavender is very aromatic and rich in essential oils. Lavender has many uses in the home, for crafts, for home made cosmetics, and in the kitchen.

Prefers a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil and lots of sun. Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth.


MORE INFO:

Name: English Lavender
Scientific Name: Lavandula angustifolia
Color: Purple
Hardiness Zones: All
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost or Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Plant Height: 30"
Plant Spacing: 18"
Cycle: Perennial
Bloom Season - Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Soil & Water Preferences: Average
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies,

Sowing: Refrigerate the English lavender seeds for a month before planting. Plant them just below the surface in soil that drains well, and keep them at a temperature of 60-64 degrees F. Keep the soil moist with a spray bottle to prevent over watering, and shield them from the hottest sun. Germination may take up to a month, and plants will reach a suitable size for transplanting in about 6 months; transplanting can take place either in late spring or fall. Transplant them to bigger pots as carefully as possible to avoid disturbing the roots. Lavender plants prefer full sun and soil that drains well, even rocky or sandy soil. Plant them 24-36" apart in rows 30-36" apart to allow enough space for growth. With proper handling, English lavender seeds can grow in containers; lavender also makes an excellent hedge that attracts birds, bees, and butterflies and repels deer and rabbits.

Growing: The proper amount of moisture is crucial to young lavender plants. Too much water is deadly, but until they are established they need soil that is fairly moist. Mature plants can tolerate drought conditions, but must not become dehydrated. Mulching the plants with gravel or small shells can be helpful to absorb heat and control weeds; being a Mediterranean plant, lavender loves rocky soil. In the plant's first year of growth, pruning the flowers that appear will help it to grow healthy roots and foliage. Mature plants also benefit from yearly, careful pruning.

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