Evening Scented Primrose, Tina James' Magic FLOWER 0.05 g

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[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 to 2 minutes! Blooming lasts five to six 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 to 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. Pkt. (0.05 g, 100 seeds)

Culture: Biennial/65-75 degreesF/LD/14-21 days/sun/sow May through July in pots or flats; transplant after several true leaves have developed/space 16-18" apart. Ht. 36"
  • Catalog #: 01118

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