1000 Evening Primrose Flower Seeds Opens Right Before Your Eyes Oenothera biennis

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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..

    Winter hardy, this perennial plant grows 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm). May spread by self-seeding in a somewhat weedy fashion.
    Best in full sun in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates gravelly or sandy soils, drought and light shade.
    Great choice for prairies and meadows, wildflower gardens or naturalized areas.  May be planted in beds, borders.
    No serious insect or disease issues. Watch for leaf spot and powdery mildew.
    Deer resistant, this plant attracts bees, birds and butterflies. The flowers are fertilized by night-flying moths which are attracted by their lemon fragrance and by bees in the morning before closure. The seeds are important as bird feed.
    Propagate by seed sown in early summer. Cut back after flowering.
    This perennial wildflower is native throughout Canada and the U. S. except for Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Arizona.

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.

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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