Evening Primrose 'EP10' Seed

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Evening Primrose 'EP10' Seed

A variety of evening primrose with a high content of GLA bred for medicinal use. For culinary use as well.

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(Oenothera biennis ONAGRACEAE)

Traditionally known as an edible wild plant, both the leaves and roots can be used. First year plants are a rosette of leaves similar to dandelion in appearance. Medicinal: This 'EP 10' strain has a higher GLA content and retains its seeds better. Highest GLA levels are obtained when the plant is grown on poor garden soil with low nitrogen.

Details:

Flowers:Yellow flowers borne on spires
Lifecycle:3    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:36 to 48 inches when in flower
Diameter:12 inches
Heirloom:no
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:5 to 8
Propagation / Germination:Requires light for good germination. Germinates in 14 to 21 days at 60 to 75 F. Best sown in April through June. Transplant after several true leaves have developed.
Spacing:Transplant to 12 to 18 inches apart
Sun:Full sun or light shade

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.


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