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Information

Oenothera 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.
Evening primrose can be sown directly but gets better if it is sown indoors and set out at 25 cm of mutual space after the risk of frost is over. This plant grows about 1m tall and is bush-shaped. It blooms all of summer with phosphorescent pastel-yellow flowers, 5 cm, which shine at dusk. 2500 seeds/g. A portion contains about 200 seeds.


 

Product number:K482
Latin name:Oenothera biennis
Botanic family:Evening Primrose Family - Onagraceae
Organic:Yes
Lifespan:Biannual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Height:100 cm
:Yes

Cultivation advice

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 it gets better if it sown indoors and set out after the risk of frost is over.

Spacing

Keep 25 cm of mutual space.

Harvest

The leaves, stem and root are eaten as vegetables. The root resembles parsnip.

Seed

2500 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 200 seeds.