Showy Primrose
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Showy Primrose

Regular price $2.19
Oenothera speciosa (Onagraceae)
A hardy, upright to sprawling perennial, native to the southeastern United States extending into Mexico. The four petaled flowers are soft pink, making a transition to glistening white toward the center. Flowers open in the early morning lasting only a single day. In many southern regions they often form large breathtaking colonies. Grows in various soils in full sun. A fun variety to grow from seed but takes two years to produce a bloom.

Suggested Use: Disturbed areas, roadsides, rock gardens, mixtures.
Miscellaneous: Often called Buttercup because when smelled, yellow pollen is left on one's nose. Can tolerate infrequent mowing.

Average Planting Success: 60%
Height: 8-16 inches
Germination: 20---45 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 65°F--­70°F
Sowing Depth: Surface Sow
Blooming Period: March----July
Average Seeds Per Pound: 3,280,000
Seeds/Pkt: 2,150
1 oz Covers: 2,723 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 1 lb. per acre

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