Evening PrimroseOenothera biennis
belongs to the Onagraceae family and has been used in cooking and medicine for a long time. The leaves, stem and root are eaten as vegetables. The root resembles parsnip. A decoction of leaves and stems is used in skin cream and in tea against cough. The evening primrose was very common among the Amerindians. The seeds contain oil which has been used successfully against such diverse complaints as acne, rheumatism, PMS, hyper-activity and embolism. This plant grows about 1 m tall and is bush-shaped. It blooms all of summer with phosphorescent pastel-yellow flowers, 5 cm, which shine at dusk.
SOWING: Evening primrose is biennial can be sown directly outdoors in the summer so that it can grow a rosette that overwinters. It self-sows richly if it thrives. The small seeds kan can be sown at 1 cm depth, outdoors in the summer, but E. P. gets better if it sown indoors and set out at 25 cm of mutual space after the risk of frost is over.
SEEDS: 2500 seeds/g, one portion yields several hundred seedlings.