Dwarf Evening Primrose Seeds (Oenothera missouriensis)

Packet of 2,600 Seeds
Sale price $2.95 Regular price $3.50

Single Packet of 2,600 Seeds

This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.

Product Description

Grow a garden filled with Evening Primrose, from freshly harvested Oenothera biennis flower seeds. Evening Primrose is native to almost every state in America. The plants themselves reach a mature height of roughly 36 to 72 inches tall, displaying bright yellow flowers. The blooms range in size from 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter, and are made up of 4 primary petals. The centers of Pale Evening Primrose, also known as the stigmas & stamens are yellow. The stems are slender and smooth and it’s leaves are also smaller, yet attractive. Evening Primrose can be rather invasive, spreading through various spots in the garden from seeds or runners.

Categorized as a perennial / biennial flowering plant, the Evening Primrose will establish a deep root system the first year of growth. It then uses this root system to regrow the following year, even after all plant life on the surface has wilted due to frost. Biennials have a two year lifespan, but again, Evening Primrose is also known to regrow itself through self seeding at the end of each season.

These gorgeous flowers have a wonderful scent, and will attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden as well. Among these insects are, butterflies, ladybugs, bumblebees, hummingbirds & honeybees as well. Evening Primrose are often seen growing in rocky prairies, slopes, roadsides, open woodlands, disturbed areas and meadows. These attractive biennials can be grown in flower beds, along borders & fences or even in large containers. Evening Primrose is best established in the Spring, so that they can bloom profusely through the summer months, up until late fall. If grown in large groupings, you can enjoy the masses of bright yellow flowers all season long.

Sowing The Seed

Evening Primrose seeds are best established directly outdoors, when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted plant life & weeds. Turn the dirt or replace it with a fresh sowing medium. Scatter the tiny golden-brown seeds to the surface of the soil, in groups of 2 or 4 per plant, lightly pressing them in. Be aware that you should leave the seeds exposed, since they will require direct lighting to properly germinate. Choosing a calm few days without wind or heavy rainfall is recommended.

Growing Conditions

Evening Primrose will thrive in an area that receives full sunlight for the majority of the day. The soil should be sandy to poor, with temperatures staying above 65F. You will also want to make sure that the sowing medium is well drained as well. To increase your drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any areas that contain hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily with a mist setting, or a spray bottle to ensure that they remain moist until germination has occurred.

Germination & Growth

Dwarf Evening Primrose will typically take 21 to 28 days to successfully germinate. The plants will reach a mature height of roughly 36 to 72 inches tall, and can be spaced about 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Once mature, their pale yellow blooms will attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden through the summer months. Evening Primrose is known to spread rather quickly from runners and fresh seeds that drop from the flower heads.

Our Promise

We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.

If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.

Our Guarantee

It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.

Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.

Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.

Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.

Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.

Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.

Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.

Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.

Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.

Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.

Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.

Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.

GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)

Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.