Easy-to-grow source of omega-3's and other essential fatty acids.
Essential women's herb for PMS and menopause.
Leaves and root are tasty, easy to grow medicinal foods, oil from seeds is very nutritious.
Large plants make lots of seeds, easily spilled into a bucket when plants are ripe, and can be used in baked goods or cereal. No hulls. No threshing necessary.
Large yellow flowers open evenings. Self-sows. Productive and easy-to-grow source of essential nutrients.
BOTANICAL NAME: Oenothera biennis
Widely naturalized, somewhat drought-tolerant, withstands poor and dry soils. Prefers full sun. Light dependent germinator. Needs stratification, so plant in pots outdoors in fall/very early spring, or keep slightly moist in fridge for several weeks before planting mid-spring. Average soil, moderate water. Blooms from midsummer on. Hardy zones 4-8.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Annual/ Height 12-18"/Spacing 6-8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Bee Friendly