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by tkhooper on February 13, 2006 03:13 AM
Does anyone have the information on what this plant likes as far as light, water and fertilizer requirements? I have some seeds but I have no idea where to put it in the garden.

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by obywan59 on February 13, 2006 03:58 AM
Tammy, is it the tall evening primrose you're talking about? (oenothera hookeri) If so it likes full sun, and dry to moist conditions. 36-60 inches tall.

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by Bestofour on February 13, 2006 03:59 AM
I've got mine in full sun and they are in a place where the only water they get is rain water.

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by tkhooper on February 13, 2006 10:33 PM
Thanks all I appreciate the informaion. I guess not having the correct name was why I didn't find any information on the plant lol. That is so me. Thank you again. I love having drought tolerant plants. It saves on the amount of water carrying I have to do. Does anyone know what season they bloom in by any chance?

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by weezie13 on February 13, 2006 10:36 PM
a tall primrose,
would that be the Drumstick ones???

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by tkhooper on February 13, 2006 10:39 PM
Tall Evening Primrose? I received them in a trade so I don't really know anything about them.

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by weezie13 on February 13, 2006 10:42 PM
Okay, it said Evening????

Then it should be the one's Terry's talking about..

Very drought tolerant..
I never water the one's I let grow..
*they're weeds here I reconized and let grow*

And to be honest, I use them as a "trap crop"
for Japanese Beetles..
When I don't water them and keep my other plants watered, they are attracked to them and leave the one's I want alone!!!

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by tkhooper on February 13, 2006 11:05 PM
Thanks for the information Weezie. Do you know approximately when they bloom. I'm still working on a 3 season garden but I don't know when these bloom so I'm not sure where I should put them in relation to everything else. I have two tiers that are for my drought tolerant plants. Or maybe since they draw bugs I should put them in a pot at the other end of the weed patch where the landlord won't let me garden. There's a thought.

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by weezie13 on February 14, 2006 02:08 AM
I wanna say sometime around end*ish*/June/July up here..
You might have them earlier where you are??
Not 100%... I know they are tall and blooming by the time the Japanese Beetles are out in full force here...

They are a pretty flower and it's a pretty yellow color..when given a wee~bit of attention to...

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by tkhooper on February 14, 2006 02:41 AM
thanks Weezie. Now I know where to plant them and that is cool. I'll make a special note to look at them carefully when they bloom. I am so looking forward to this summer and all of them looking nice and pretty.

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by weezie13 on February 14, 2006 02:46 AM
Remember, the plant it's self will not live.
*well, I should say up here*
but it does re~seed prolificallllllllllly!!!!

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Weezie

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by dodge on February 14, 2006 09:25 AM
HERE IS MY TALL PRIMROSE IN 2005.

IT IS A NIGHT BLOOMER ..LOVELY ..BUT NITE BLOOMERS ANNOY ME.;O)
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/country_gentlewoman/detail?.dir=13fe&.dnm=28a0re2.jpg&.src=ph
[Mad] [Mad]

sO YOU CAN ALL SEE THE RESULTS..PERENNIAL I THINK.
DODGE

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by njoynit on February 18, 2006 02:01 AM
you may have got those seeds from me & it bloomed about Late June/July.At one time didn't know what I had.I think they get taller with afternoon shade.my 1st yr were about 9 ft and this year were shorter 6 ft and easier to harvest seeds.I didn't get bugs.I got night pollinaters& some butterflys went to them.I've got a clump for this year in butterfly bed with the hysopp.The foliage survies my frost.

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by Bestofour on February 22, 2006 09:35 AM
Dodge, very interesting. That looks like my primrose but mine isn't a night bloomer. I have mine in full sun and never water them. They grew to around 4 feet last season.

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by dodge on February 24, 2006 09:37 AM
Sheri,etc,
Mine drove us crazy blooming.. Only nitely. I have no Idea where I got my seeds..But them worked.
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They are pretty flowers, so I moved them to a new location......
I didnt do winter sew, but the seeds i put out and covered with clear containers , are growing?
dodge

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by tkhooper on February 25, 2006 04:24 AM
Hummmmmm, that sounds tempting. I am busy emptying a gallon juice jug maybe I'll plant some and cover them with that. I would like to have a clump if possible.

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