Tina James' Evening Primrose Seed
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Flowers open at dusk within 1 to 2 minutes like time-lapse photography. Large fragrant blooms. (Oenothera glazioviana)
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Produces large, fragrant blooms; at dusk they suddenly burst open displaying crisp, yellow, showy four-petalled flowers. The flowers circle a spire of reddish, swollen buds. Blooms are 2/3 open within 10 seconds or less, and fully open within 1 to 2 minutes! Blooming lasts five to six weeks or more. Will bloom indoors as a cut flower for approximately a week. Dim lights to induce flowers to open indoors in the evening. Produces a flat rosette of leaves the first year, followed by 3 to 4' yellow spires the second year. Very hardy. We were so amazed at the speed of blooming that we hosted a "primrose party" so that friends could enjoy the time-lapse effect. During the evening the flowers are pollinated by night-flying moths as large as hummingbirds. This variety was discovered by garden writer Tina James who hosts "primrose parties" every year. Makes an interesting container plant for a deck or balcony, and is a great conversation piece. Medicinal: Contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a precursor of beneficial prostaglandins. Used to moderate chronic inflammatory conditions, lessen high cholesterol, and ease pre-menstrual syndrome.
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.