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Showy Evening Primrose Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $19.95
1 Pound
Price: $65.95

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Quick Overview

Lady Bird Johnson's favorite, and no wonder. Pastel pink flowers light up hillsides. Best in dry areas. Perennial.
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Details
SKU OESG
Common Name Showy Evening Primrose
Botanical Name Oenothera speciosa
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 12-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 3,039,069
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To North America
Native To Southwestern US deserts
Ideal Growing Region Southeast, Southwest, West
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
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.
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American MeadowsShowy Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera speciosa) - 1/4 LB
 
4.2

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      Best Uses

      • Large areas (3)
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      5.0

      Great Flowers

      By Cindy

      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 (Oenothera speciosa) - 1/4 LB:

      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!

       
      5.0

      Review of Primrose: Great plant.

      By RMD

      from Westerville, Ohio

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      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 (Oenothera speciosa) - 1/4 LB:

      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

      By Gemma

      from Ohio

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

        Cons

        • Only grew 1 inch

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Showy Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera speciosa) - 1/4 LB:

        don't know

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Mountains of pink flowers!!!

        By jeri

        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 (Oenothera speciosa) - 1/4 LB:

          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....

          By Dan W

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Showy Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera speciosa) - 1/4 LB:

            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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