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Common Evening Primrose Wildflower Seed

Product Code: 130JC1608-pro

Common Evening Primrose Wildflower Seed​ is an introduction from North America. It began its European career in the first quarter of the seventeenth century at the Padua Botanic Garden in Italy, since then it has become a common plant in much of Europe, enjoying a double status, first as a showy garden plant and second as an attractive weed.

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Common Evening Primrose Wildflower Seed is an introduction from North America. It began its European career in the first quarter of the seventeenth century at the Padua Botanic Garden in Italy, since then it has become a common plant in much of Europe, enjoying a double status, first as a showy garden plant and second as an attractive weed.

Latin Name

  • Oenothera biennis

Life Cycle

  • Biennial

Flowering Time

  • June to September

Common Evening Primrose Wildflower Seed Max Flowering Height

  • 80cm

Common Evening Primrose Wildflower Seed Approx Sowing Rate

  • 1.25kg/acre

Wildflower Site Preparation

The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds.

Sowing Times

Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.

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Wildflower Site Preparation The site should be weed free. Annual weeds should be controlled by mechanical means or by the use of contact based herbicide. Perennial weeds, for example docks thistle, nettles and couch grass can be dealt with using a translocated herbicide such as Round-Up. Cultivate to achieve a fine seed bed, sow seed mix and then roll to ensure firmness. The best results are obtained when there is good contact between the soil and the seeds. Sowing Times Sowing can best be achieved by mixing the seed with dry sand, dry sifted topsoil or sawdust and evenly broadcast. It is important that the seed is in contact with moisture in the soil so the seedbed should be lightly raked and then rolled.