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Lady Bird Johnson's favorite, and no wonder. Pastel pink flowers light up hillsides. Best in dry areas. Perennial.

Zones 6 - 10
Advantages
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
SKU OESG
This is the Pink Queen in an otherwise rather ordinary, yellow-flowered group--the evening primroses. The famous pastel pink Showy Evening Primrose is a star in the Texas wildflower group. Lady Bird Johnson, herself, calls it her favorite, and tells in her writings how she personally worked at gathering seed and learning its habits. When established, it forms great mats that bloom with a spectacular burst of shimmering color. Sold as a garden perennial.
Associated SKUs
OESG
OESQP (1/4 Pound)
OESLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Showy Evening Primrose
Botanical Name Oenothera speciosa
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 10,890 sq ft.
1 lb covers 1 acre
Seeds Per Pound 3,039,069
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Southwestern US deserts
Native Yes
Ideal Region Southeast, Southwest, West
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Native
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsShowy Evening Primrose Seeds
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Large areas (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Flowers

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from San Diego, CA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Coverage
  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Erosion Control
  • Ground Cover For Hillside
  • Large Areas

Comments about American Meadows Showy Evening Primrose Seeds:

I heard this was an invasive flower, GREAT just what I wanted. I have been so pleased with how quickly these seeds grew and blossomed. I just removed 4 eucalyptus trees from our hillside and the ground was barren. I wanted some instant flowers with a lots of coverage. They are a pretty flower, a great ground cover and a delight to have on my barren hillside!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review of Primrose: Great plant.

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from Westerville, Ohio

About Me Avid Gardener

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Pros

  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

  • Short Bloom Time

Best Uses

  • Border Control
  • Erosion Control
  • Large Areas
  • Raised Beds

Comments about American Meadows Showy Evening Primrose Seeds:

I like this plant to border a rose garden, and for filling in other spots. Having seeds is more economical than buying plants, as they are expensive for this variety. All seeds appear to be viable so far. This review is done, with the expectancy all seeds will grow to bloom. I have previous experience with this variety of plant, and depending on where they are, if they like it, they will generally come back each year.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Did not grow as expected

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from Ohio

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Pros

    Cons

    • Only grew 1 inch

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Showy Evening Primrose Seeds:

    don't know

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mountains of pink flowers!!!

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    from Altadena, CA

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • In containers
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Showy Evening Primrose Seeds:

      Germinates well and re-seeds itself. Low-maintenance. Works equally well in bunches by itself or mixed in with other wildflowers.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Spreader for a slope....

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      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Showy Evening Primrose Seeds:

        Showy Evening Primrose is great for a dry slope. It spreads continuously and vigorously overtime through undergrounds shoots. It doesn't need much water and blooms nicely in May here in East TN. It tends to look a little worn later in the summer, then I usually just use a weedeater to knock it down. It comes back nicely the next year right in spring.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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