«Missouri» - Organic Evening Primrose Seeds
Missouri Evening Primrose has huge yellow flowers from late spring through the summer and attractive green foliage. Deep-rooted and xeric, this prairie native is a long-lived beauty. We grow an especially drought tolerant selection.
Organic Evening Primrose «Missouri»Missouri Evening Primrose has huge yellow flowers from late spring through the summer and attractive green foliage. Deep-rooted and xeric, this prairie native is a long-lived beauty.
10" tall x 18-24" wide (seed propagated). This native wildflower is renowned for the huge 4" yellow flowers that open each afternoon and close up the following morning. Long blooming throughout the summer months, it keeps going until it feels it has set enough seed pods to retire for the season. Long-lived, it forms a huge underground tuber to keep itself going from year to year. Evening Primrose cascades nicely over rocks and retaining walls. (Botanists have changed the name for this species from missouriensis to macrocarpa).
How to GrowPart of the reason that many people regard this plant as a weed is that growing evening primrose is extremely easy to do. The yellow evening primrose plant is happiest in dry open areas similar to the open meadows where they thrive in the wild. Simply spread the seeds where you would like them to grow and as long as it is not too wet, the yellow evening primrose will happily grow. It is a biennial that will reseed itself wherever you plant it, but it is not very invasive and will remain well behaved in your flower beds. Transplanting an evening primrose plant will probably not succeed, so you are better off planting them from seed.