Oenothera kunthiana, O. macrocarpa syn. O. missouriensis, O. pallida, O. speciosa rosea, O. tetragona, O. versicolor

How to plant Evening Primrose seeds

Missouri Evening Primrose - Oenothera macrocarpa PR00828

MIS­SOURI Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera macrocarpa syn. O. missouriensis

Certainly one of the most beautiful of evening primroses. Clear-yellow, paper-thin blossoms up to 5 in. across appear June to September. Sprawling plants grow to 12 in. tall. Leaves are soft and velvety. Winter hardy to zone 4. Grow Missouri evening primrose with gaillardia, Blue Queen salvia, Fuji Blue balloon flower, Blue Select fescue, and Telham Beauty campanula.

100 seeds - $1.99

Innocence Evening Primrose - Oenothera pallida PR06227

INNO­CENCE Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera pallida

Large and sweetly fragrant white flowers age to apple-blossom pink. The blending of these two shades is extremely attractive. Compact, fast-growing 12-20 in. tall plants flower from late spring to early fall. Use Innocence evening primrose as a ground cover near sitting areas, or add plants to borders and large containers. Winter hardy to zone 4.

100 seeds - $1.99

Sundrops Evening Primrose - Oenothera tetragona PR00832

SUND­ROPS Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera tetragona

Bright-yellow 1-2 in. poppy-like flowers appear throughout the summer months. Sundrops evening primrose is a truly lovely, easy-to-grow hardy perennial. Plants grow to 18-24 in. tall, are winter hardy to zone 4. Grow Sundrops evening primrose with butterfly weed, lavender and Maltese cross.

50 seeds - $1.99

Glowing Magenta Evening Primrose - Oenothera kunthiana PR01794

GLOWING MAG­ENTA Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera kunthiana

Low and mounding, 6-12 in. tall perennial covered in deep rose-pink flowers from June to September. Foliage is glossy and dark green. A wonderful plant for the front of mixed borders or in containers. Glowing Magenta evening primrose loves hot, dry, sites. Grow with salvias and yarrows. Plants flower the first year, are winter hardy to zone 5.

50 seeds - $1.99

Evening Primrose Lemon Sunset - Oenothera odorata 'Sulphurea' PR01795

LEMON SUNSET Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera odorata 'Sulphurea'

Butter-yellow, cup-shaped 4 in. summer flowers mature into shades of sunset orange and red. Blooms open late in the day, fill air with delicate, sweet perfume. Plants are heat-tolerant, and upright-growing to 3-3.5 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. Winter hardy to zone 5. Grow Lemon Sunset evening primrose with agastache, gaura, and Russian sage.

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Pink Petticoats Evening Primrose - Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea' PR00830

PINK PET­TICOATS Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera speciosa 'Rosea'

Quickly spreading, 12 in. tall plants are covered in silky pink flowers with yellow centers all summer long. A wonderful perennial for the front of the border, or use in large containers. Plants can form breathtaking colonies. Winter hardy to zone 5.

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Evening Primrose Sunset Boulevard - Oenothera versicolor PR00834

SUNSET BOULE­VARD Evening Primrose Seeds Oenothera versicolor

Vivid 2 in. wide, cup-shaped blooms begin yellow, morph into orange, and mature into shades of apricot and red. The combination of these colors on the plant is stunning. Sunset Boulevard evening primrose forms well-branched, easy-to-grow, 2 ft. tall plants. Winter hardy to zone 5.

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How to Plant Evening Primrose Seeds

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Sow evening primrose seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, barely cover. Kept at 70-75° F., germination is in 14-28 days. Can direct sow in groups of 4 seeds spaced 12-18 in. apart. Thin to the strongest seedling.