Thursday, February 5, 2009

Evening Primrose (Oenothera lamarckiana)

Evening primrose is a beautiful perennial or biennial that gets unique yellow flowers with adorning a spiked stem . The flower's name comes from the fact that blooms typically open in the late afternoon and close up before dawn. The yellow flowers bloom in June and July, are attractive to bees and butterflies.

How to grow
The plant prefers full sun. cover with 1/16 inch of soil, use well-drained soil. Temperature is 65 to 70F. keep soil slight moist during germination; the evening primrose prefers a dry soil once it becomes established. Germination period is about 2 to 4 weeks. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

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