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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

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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Physical Characteristics
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Oenothera glazioviana is a BIENNIAL growing to 1.5 m (5ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jul to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Lepidoptera, bees, self.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: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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].
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].
Other Uses
Miscellany;  Oil.

None known
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].
Propagation
Seed - sow in situ from late spring to early summer.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Oenothera albicaulisWhitest Evening Primrose21
Oenothera biennisEvening Primrose, Sun Drop, Common evening primrose35
Oenothera brevipesGolden Suncup20
Oenothera elata hookeriHooker's Evening Primrose21
Oenothera lamarckiana 10
Oenothera odorata 10
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