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Pale Evening Primrose Seeds

Oenothera pallida

5.00 (4 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, pressing lightly into the surface of the soil since this Pale Evening Primrose seed needs light to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur within 10-30 days. When the seedlings can safely be handled, thin or transplant for wider spacing. For an early start, start the Oenothera Pallida seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors.

Growing: Water the seedlings until they become established. Mature plants can tolerate almost any type of soil, as well as being extremely drought tolerant. This Pale Evening Primrose plant needs little care and grows easily; it does reseed itself somewhat, but does not usually become invasive. To help prevent reseeding, the plants can be cut back after blooming. This plant attracts birds and resists deer.

Harvesting: These short-lived blossoms do not make good cut flowers, and are best enjoyed in the wild.

Seed Saving: After flowering, slender ridged pods will develop; keep in mind that these pods provide food for small birds, and may need to be protected in order to preserve the seed. Eventually the pods will turn brown, split open, and drop their seed. Collect the pods as soon as they begin to turn brown, making sure the seed inside has ripened to a dark brown. After the pods have dried, remove the seed. Store the Pale Evening Primrose seed in a cool, dark place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: White Buttercup, Sundrops

Latin Name: Oenothera pallida

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas

Seeds per Ounce: 40,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: White

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Deer Resistant

Pale Evening Primrose Seeds 5.0
Review By Excited about this one

No problems with germination

I read the instructions on the back of the packages and all the seeds from Everwilde do well for me. Some are more difficult than others. This one come up quickly and without issues.

Pale Evening Primrose Seeds 5.0
Review By Laur

Been searching for primrose

I purchased 3 seed packets last year and was so pleased that I ordered many more. I can't wait for the weekend to plant.
Excellent products. Fast shipping

Pale Evening Primrose Seeds 5.0
Review By David Kelsay

Received on time

Pale Evening Primrose Seeds 5.0
Review By elisabeth

great germination

Really great germination! I cold stratified, and am keeping the best 150 plants (from the small packet) to plant around my yard. I also grow other oenothera, and I'm really excited to see these bloom!

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2,000 Seeds) $3.25 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $7.96 -+
1 Oz Mylar (~40,000 Seeds) $12.65 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $33.01 Notify Me
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $120.00 Notify Me
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $540.00 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $960.00 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $2,280.00 -+
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DESCRIPTION

True to its name, this plant bears delicate whiteish flowers, instead of the classic yellow blooms that usually adorn Primroses. Some gardeners mix this with the common yellow Primroses to create a variegated effect.
Historians believe that this flower originally came from Mexico and Central America. It earned its common name by opening late in the day, though in some regions the blooms tend to open at other times. At one time, the petals were thought to be phosphorescent because of their glowing yellow color through the night; in Germany, the blooms are sometimes called "night candles." The genus name Oenothera has somewhat mysterious origins. Several sources agree that it comes from the Greek word for "wine," since it was once a common belief that the roots of the plant had the ability to neutralize the impact of excessive wine drinking.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, pressing lightly into the surface of the soil since this Pale Evening Primrose seed needs light to germinate. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur within 10-30 days. When the seedlings can safely be handled, thin or transplant for wider spacing. For an early start, start the Oenothera Pallida seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost and transplant outdoors.

Growing: Water the seedlings until they become established. Mature plants can tolerate almost any type of soil, as well as being extremely drought tolerant. This Pale Evening Primrose plant needs little care and grows easily; it does reseed itself somewhat, but does not usually become invasive. To help prevent reseeding, the plants can be cut back after blooming. This plant attracts birds and resists deer.

Harvesting: These short-lived blossoms do not make good cut flowers, and are best enjoyed in the wild.

Seed Saving: After flowering, slender ridged pods will develop; keep in mind that these pods provide food for small birds, and may need to be protected in order to preserve the seed. Eventually the pods will turn brown, split open, and drop their seed. Collect the pods as soon as they begin to turn brown, making sure the seed inside has ripened to a dark brown. After the pods have dried, remove the seed. Store the Pale Evening Primrose seed in a cool, dark place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: White Buttercup, Sundrops

Latin Name: Oenothera pallida

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas

Seeds per Ounce: 40,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 14 Inches

Color: White

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Uses: Deer Resistant

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 4 reviews
5.0

Review By Excited about this one

No problems with germination

I read the instructions on the back of the packages and all the seeds from Everwilde do well for me. Some are more difficult than others. This one come up quickly and without issues.

5.0

Review By Laur

Been searching for primrose

I purchased 3 seed packets last year and was so pleased that I ordered many more. I can't wait for the weekend to plant.
Excellent products. Fast shipping

5.0

Review By David Kelsay

Received on time

5.0

Review By elisabeth

great germination

Really great germination! I cold stratified, and am keeping the best 150 plants (from the small packet) to plant around my yard. I also grow other oenothera, and I'm really excited to see these bloom!