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Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose)Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Herb in 1Litre pot

Oenothera biennis or Evening Primrose is a hardy biennial that is widely cultivated for its oil,  Evening Primrose goes by a host of names including 'Evening Star', 'Fever Plant', 'King's cure-all' and 'Moths Moonflower.'

Aside form its usefulness as a medicinal herb, Evening Primrose is an exceptionally attractive plant, and can grow to 1.2m tall. With its lance-shaped green leaves and bearing large evening-scented, yellow, trumpet shaped flowers in its second year which flower early summer and into autumn Evening Primrose is definitely a meadow plant worth having in the border. The plant prefers a sunny site and free draining soil, but generally not fussy.

Herb Usage

Well known as a health food supplement where its essential oil is taken as it is reputed to have particular benefits to health, including treating Eczema and other Skin Ailments, it is also used to treat PMS and menopausal symptoms. All parts of the plant are edible the leaves can be eaten in salads before the plant flowers. The flowers can be used as an edible garnish in salads or in deserts they have a sweet taste and additionally, the roots of this versatile plant can be cooked like parsnips.

Buy Evening Primrose Online

Our Evening Primrose herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.







Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose)Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Yellow
Height 120cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Oenothera biennis
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very Hardy
Culinary Salads
Scented Flowers
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Cottage/Patio
  • 5
    Evening Primrose

    Posted by Michael Hayward on 4th Jul 2023

    Perfect plant, beautifully packaged. Looking forward to the yellow flowers later in the year. Thank you!