Evening Primrose, EP-10 (Organic)
Oenothera biennis. Biennial.
Produces 2″ yellow, sweetly fragrant flowers on 3-5′ tall central stalks from June to September in second year. Leaves and roots are edible, with a peppery taste. Flowers are edible and sweet, may be added to salads or used as a garnish, and are attractive to pollinators. Roots, bark, and seedpods are medicinal. This strain is purported to have a higher than average content of medicinal Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which can be extracted from its seeds. We have noticed that it holds ripe seed pods tighter than other varieties making seed collection easier. Native to central and eastern North America. Hardy to Zone 4. Grows well in poor soil. Self- seeds/naturalizes easily and may become a permanent part of the garden if you let it go to seed.