Oenothera biennis

Common Evening Primrose, Evening Primrose

In Stock: 6.5 lb (Total:6.5lb)
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Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.

Discover Oenothera Biennis or commonly known as the Evening Primrose, a versatile plant native to regions spanning from Newfoundland to Alberta, southeast to Florida, and southwest to Texas. The evening primrose is revered for its captivating evening bloom and its fleshy, nutritious root that tastes remarkably like salsify or parsnips. Known for its diverse range of usage, it has applications in the culinary world as well as in traditional medicine, with almost all parts of the plant being edible and medicinally applicable including roots, leaves, blossoms, flower buds and seeds.
Aside from its culinary use, the evening primrose plant is beneficial for birds as its seeds serve as a significant food source. Medicinally, oil produced from the plant is sold as a dietary supplement rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid. Traditional medicinal uses by Native American tribes include making tea from evening primrose leaves for dietary aid, and externally applied root for strength and healing.
This spectacular biennial plant grows 1-4 ft tall and its life-cycle culminates in a stunning evening bloom, an engaging spectacle that gives the plant its name. The blooms, open in the evening and close as noon approaches, have an alluring yellow color and are pollinated by moths, butterflies, and bees. Experience the magic and versatility of the Oenothera Biennis or Evening Primrose.

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