How to grow Oenothera biennis

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:
Aggressive, invasive

Recommended planting season?
Spring and winter in hotter climate

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
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

Water requirement:
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:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Yellow color four petals in bowl shape

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Uses of flower:
Eaten raw, cooked

Edible leaves

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:
Salad, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about root:
Taproot shape in brown color

Harvesting root season:
Summer / Autumn

Uses of the roots:
Cooked, raw

Scientific name:

Oenothera biennis

Blooming Seasons

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Culinary Uses

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