Oenothera glazioviana (Magic Primrose) [20 Seeds]

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Germination Information: Start the seeds–gently pressed into the surface of the growing medium–in warm, bright conditions, either indoors in late winter to mid spring or outdoors in late spring to midsummer.

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Also known as large-flowered evening primrose, magic primrose (Oenothera glazioviana) produces a basal rosette of nondescript green foliage the first year or two. (Be sure to mark the rosettes, because it is easy to mistake them for weeds—I speak from experience!). When the plant is ready to bloom, it sends up 3- to 5-foot-tall flowering stems topped with pointed buds that unfurl quickly into fragrant, yellow flowers at dusk: a magical experience to enjoy each evening through much of mid- and late summer. The blooms remain open through the night and close the next morning. Full sun to light shade. Magic primrose usually acts like a biennial but can be a short-lived perennial, particularly if you cut off the top of the stem, with all of the developing seed pods, as soon as there are few or no more unopened buds at the stem tip. Zones 4 to 9.

Harvested in August and September 2022. At least 20 seeds.

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1 review for Oenothera glazioviana (Magic Primrose) [20 Seeds]

  1. elizabeth strianese (verified owner)

    If you’re looking for an esoteric plant that toes the line between “cottage informal” and “prairie style”, you’ve found her! I’ve been looking for seeds for a couple of years now, and didn’t have any luck. I found Hayefield and whammo – she’s got them! By the way, I’m a “middle of the road” seed started (neither beginner nor expert) and had a 100% germination rate with Oenothera glazioviana. Can’t wait to put these sweet little plants into the garden!

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