Oenothera biennis - Evening Primrose

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    Oenothera biennis - Evening Primrose

    SKU: C16110



    This biennial species commonly found in dry meadows and along roadsides gets its common name "Evening Primrose" from its lemon scented, primrose-yellow flowers that open at dusk and close by noon the next day. Early settlers in North America cultivated Oenothera biennis for its nutritious roots.

      Sun to Pt Shade
      2' - 6'
      Sand to Clay
      Dry to Moist
    Approx. 80 seeds per pack - 1,566 seeds per gram

    Attracts Butterflies!
    Deer Resistant!
    Juglone Tolerant!

    All Wildflower Farm seeds are hardy through growing zone 3, organic and non-GMO.


    Indoors: No pre-treatment necessary other than cold, dry storage. Start at least 4 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 10 C (50 F) range. Plant seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep in pots. Keep moist but not soggy and very warm (21 C - 70 F). When seedlings are 5 cm (2 in.) tall, transplant into the garden spaced 30 cm (1 ft.) apart.

    Outdoors: Sow seed 3 mm (1/8 inch) deep outdoors in either late fall or early spring.