Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) HB/BB
Used as a medicinal herb by the American Indians for hundreds of years before being introduced into Europe in the 1600’s, this lovely plant is now being used to treat all sorts of illnesses from eczema to multiple sclerosis. Its large yellow flowers open in early evening to give the most heady fragrance and it will flower for most of the summer. Ht 3-4ft S 3ft. Not a fussy plant but prefers sun and well-drained soil. Nectar provides excellent food for moths.