June 2021 Primroses

The primroses are just starting to open; these will go on for quite a long time. The showy pinks (Oenothera speciosa) are the ones I like best. These are evening primroses,

I grew these from seed and it has taken a bit to get them established. Establishment hindered by my mistaken impression of the young plant as weed. I still think the plant looks a little weedy in the spring. The only seed company I’ve seen to sell these are in these packets.

I also have some lovely yellow primroses (Oenothera macrocarpa) in this front bed. The plants and the flowers are much bigger than the pink. They aren’t blooming yet, but the tall one on the left here is a yellow blooming plant.

These are also grown from a packet of seeds –I bought these one year when I couldn’t find the pink ones.

Last summer a gardening neighbor gave me a yellow primrose plant that is quite different than these –and it is smaller and brighter yellow. It is already blooming. Luckily it is standing a bit more on its own.

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