Approx. 20 seeds
Evening primrose is a biennial plant that's native to America. Some people consider it a weed based on its rapid self-seeding and ability to easily grow in many areas. But as long as it's kept under control, the evening primrose produces beautifully fragrant flowers that spread their petals at dusk to invite moths. It also has many significant medical properties.
Choose a mostly sunny planting location. Evening primrose grows the best in mostly sunny locations. It can survive in partial shade, but it really needs quite a lot of direct sunlight if you want to get the most out of the blooming flowers.
- Evening primrose will not survive in a completely shaded area, so be sure there is some direct sunlight in the planting location you choose.
- Try to choose locations that are south-facing or west-facing, and that are somewhat sheltered from the elements.
hoose the proper soil. For evening primrose, you need to use soil that drains easily. You’ll plant the seeds in the soil and add water. But the water must be able to drain out, otherwise the plant could get overwatered. The soil should have a pH balance of 5.5 to 7.
- Evening primrose will grow in cool, warm, hot, or arid places.