Oenothera biennis growing herbaceous of the genus Oenothera also known as Common evening primrose or Evening star, Oenothera biennis biennial evergreen plant and used for the edible parts: flowers, buds, seeds, roots and leaves also used ornamental plant, medical plant, can grow in temperate, desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone: 4-10a.
Leaves edible in green color in shape elliptic.
Oenothera biennis flowers
Flower edible in color bright yellow color four petals, flowers shape bowl.
Roots edible in brown color, the shape it’s taproot (cone shape)
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Requirements for Oenothera biennis growing and care:
Well drain soil, sandy soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring and winter in hotter climate
Pests and diseases:
Spring to summer
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
30-100 cm, 1-3feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Winter / Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Yellow color four petals in bowl shape
Pollination is done by:
Uses of flower:
Eaten raw, cooked
Leaves harvesting season
Spring / Summer
How to harvest the leaves?
Young leaves after the plants establish
Information about leaves:
Green leaves in shape elliptic
Uses of Oenothera biennis leaves:
Information about root:
Taproot shape in brown color
Harvesting root season:
Summer / Autumn
Uses of the roots: