Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Anonymous added on June 20, 2015 | Answered

We have an evening primrose and want to know how we can get seeds from it so we can grow it in other places on our yard! We had planted a bunch of perennial seeds from a seed packet and didn't know what will come and low and behold we have the primrose. We love them and want more but don't know how to extract seeds from them!

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Answered on June 21, 2015

The great thing about these plants is that they're self-seeding so you may not need to start that many. New plants should pop up in unexpected areas of the garden on their own. However, I typically wait until the blooms have faded and then deadhead the spent blooms, allowing them to dry and then I collect the seeds by gently shaking them into an envelope or directly into the garden. Other people like to cover the plants with brown paper bags once the blooms have dried and then shake the seeds out into the bag. Whatever is easiest for you is fine.

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