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Oenothera glazioviana - Micheli.

Common Name Large-Flower Evening Primrose, Redsepal evening primrose
Family Onagraceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild[200].
Range A hybrid of garden origin, probably O. grandiflora x O. elata.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Oenothera glazioviana Large-Flower Evening Primrose, Redsepal evening primrose


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Oenothera glazioviana Large-Flower Evening Primrose, Redsepal evening primrose
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Oenothera glazioviana is a BIENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies), bees. The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

O. erythrosepala. Borbas. O. lamarkiana. DeVries. non Ser.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Oil  Root
Edible Uses: Oil

Root - cooked. Boiled and eaten like salsify[144]. Fleshy and succulent. Young shoots - raw or cooked[144]. Mild and inoffensive[144] Seed contains 28% of a drying oil[114]. It is edible and a very good source of gammalinolenic acid[141], an essential fatty acid that is not found in many plant sources and has numerous vital functions in the body. Difficult to harvest, it has to be done by hand[160].

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Medicinal Uses

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Anticholesterolemic  Astringent  Hypotensive  Miscellany  Sedative

The oil in the seeds is anticholesterolemic, astringent, hypotensive, sedative[4, 21]. Reduces cholesterol levels[66]. Research suggests that the oil is potentially very valuable in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, pre-menstrual tension, hyperactivity etc[66].

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Other Uses

Miscellany  Oil

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Scented Plants

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Cultivation details

Prefers a dryish well-drained sandy loam and full sun[1, 200]. Heavy clay soils may induce winter rots[200]. Succeeds on poor soils[200]. The flowers open in the evening, they are richly scented and are very attractive to moths[4]. The seeds are a good food source for birds, especially finches[200]. The plants of this species are of hybrid origin and usually mutate freely[1]. Usually self-sows freely if in a suitable position[K].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow in situ from late spring to early summer.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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