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01118 - Evening Scented Primrose, Tina James' Magic

01118 - Evening Scented Primrose, Tina James' Magic

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(Oenothera glazioviana Micheli) [Introduced 1987 by SESE.] Produces large fragrant blooms. At dusk they suddenly burst open displaying crisp, yellow, showy four-petalled flowers. The flowers circle a spire of reddish, swollen buds. Blooms are 2/3 open within 10 seconds or less, and fully open within 1-2 minutes! Blooming lasts 5-6 weeks or more. Will bloom indoors as a cut flower for approximately a week. Dim lights to induce flowers to open indoors in the evening. Produces a flat rosette of leaves the first year, followed by 3-4’ yellow spires the second year. Very hardy. During the evening the flowers are pollinated by night-flying moths as large as hummingbirds. This variety was discovered by garden writer Tina James who hosts “primrose parties” every year. Makes an interesting container plant for a deck or balcony and is a great conversation piece. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1996-09-08-1996252210-story.html #01118 Pkt. (0.05g, 110 seeds)


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