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Oenothera biennis (Common Evening Primrose)

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SKU:
OEBIEs-PA
MAXIMUM HEIGHT:
7 feet
FLOWER COLOR:
Yellow
BLOOM PERIOD:
5 Summer, fall
SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE:
Full sun to light shade
MOISTURE:
Dry, average
FORMAL LANDSCAPING:
1-Star
DEER RESISTANT:
Yes
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Common evening primrose will often appear on its own in disturbed sites. It is the most abundant primrose in Missouri. As a biennial, it grows basal foliage during its first year and blooms the second year. The lemon-scented flowers open in the evening and and are usually finished blooming by noon the following day. At night, they are pollinated by moths.
 
It has a long history as a medicinal plant, and in Europe (where it was introduced) goes by the common name King's Cure-all. It is grown commercially to extract EPO (evening primrose oil), a dietary supplement. A little research will show that all parts of the plant are edible.
 
Uses: Edible, medicinal, pollinators
Bloom time: June - October
 
Height: 3 to 7 feet
Space: 2 to 3 feet
 
Sun: Full sun to light shade
Moisture: Dry to average
 
Seed should be sown fall through spring and requires light to germinate.
  • 200+ seeds per packet
  • 90,000 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 3,000 square feet

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