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Showy Primrose
(Oenothera speciosa)

Showy Primrose
The large, delicate flowers of the Showy Primrose (Buttercup) complement the floral displays of Bluebonnet and Paintbrush in early Spring, but their blooming season also extends into Summer. When densely populated, they can literally turn the countryside pink. It is native to the southeastern United States and often takes two years to produce a bloom.

The Facts..

DESCRIPTION:
  • The deep rose to pale pink flowers are cup-shaped, up to 2" across, with 4 broad petals marked with dark pink veins. The center is yellow to white with 4 yellow sepals.
  • 8" - 18" high
  • Blooms MARCH - JULY
PLANTING:
  • FALL (August-December)
  • Plant in well-drained soils in FULL SUN.
  • Surface sow - Seeds can be surface sown, but gently raking them in will provide even better results. If possible, gently water them in after sowing and continue to keep them damp until they are established.
  • At 65-70 degrees F, seeds should sprout in 20-45 days.
SEEDING:
  • 1 pound per acre
  • 1 packet covers 700 square feet
Grows well with other wildflowers. Can be used in pastures, fields, roadsides, hillsides, meadows, rock gardens, mixtures, vacant lots, slopes, and along bayous and creeks.



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Bedias, Texas 77831

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