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Asked by Anonymous on November 15, 2010
Evening Primrose

I had about a 4′ x 3′ section of green stalk-like plants come up in a section of my front yard. I do not remember planting seeds. Guesses were peppers, zucchini, etc. What emerged were pretty yellow flowers. A local nursery told me it was Evening Primrose. I have collected the seedpods, as they make a pretty view. Can I plant them now in other spots?

I had a major infestation of slugs etc.that ruined all new grass we put down. Soil was turned and mixed with other soil but the spots died. Need help as it is in the front yard.

New gardener, need help

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can plant the primrose seeds now. They will do fine through the winter.

Is it slugs or grubs you are having trouble with in the lawn? Grubs are normally what will cause dead spots in the yard (as well as holes in your lawn when animals dig to get at them). If it is grubs, this article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/lawn-grubs-how-to-get-rid-of-grub-worms.htm

If it is slugs, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on July 4, 2011
Yellow Evening Primrose Plant

Where can I purchase a yellow evening primrose plant? I want to buy one. Can you direct me?

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Asked by Anonymous on July 13, 2011
When to Water Your Plants

It’s my first plant and I would like to know after I plant a seed, how long do I wait to add water again? I just planted Evening Primrose, Baby’s Breath, Dill, Parsley, and so on. I also see on videos that people put some kind of light up close to the plants. Don’t know what you call that but hope you would understand what I mean. My point is do I need that kind of light to work with my plants?

Asked by fluffy on November 9, 2011
Evening Primrose

I have a yellow evening primrose, and not knowing how to prune it, I have cut it all down to ground level. Is this correct, and if not, will it survive?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, this should be fine. Most people cut back the evening primrose after it finishes flowering (you can also remove the spent blooms to promote re-blooming) by cutting away any crowded stems and pruning back the to base level in fall.

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Asked by Anonymous on June 20, 2015
Evening Primrose

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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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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Asked by imbarracuda on June 6, 2016
Blue Evening Primrose

I am looking for information SPECIFICALLY on BLUE EVENING PRIMROSE. I would like to know about:

hardiness zone
sun or shade
water and soil requirements
annual or perennial
any other pertinent information

Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Well draining loamy soil or sandy soil.
Full to part sun is best, in full sun the plant will not flower.
Watering is light.

Most Primula are hardy zones 5-9.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/primrose/growing-primrose-primrose-plants-in-your-garden.htm

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Asked by tirseann on June 26, 2016
Evening Primrose

The lower leaves of my evening primrose plants all have brown spots and the condition seems to be climbing. At the very top, the burgeoning flower pods look beautiful and emerald green, but I fear they will be overtaken by whatever the problem is. The seeds were saved from previous years. The seeds manifested in Virginia, and the plants in question are growing in Michigan. It has rained a lot and the plants are in pots with built-in drainage saucers, so they might have too much water (?). Any suggestions? Does it sound like a nutrient deficiency or a fungus…?
Thanks!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Check the soil, it is moist or soggy? It may be that the roots have suffered some root rot.
Make sure that the excess water is freely draining from the pot.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/evening-primrose/yellow-evening-primrose-plant-wildflower-in-the-garden.htm

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