A hardy biennial, the large yellow flowers of evening primrose open in the evenings to attract moths for pollination. Native to North America it is used both as a culinary and medicinal herb.
- Edible leaves, roots and flowers
- Attracts moths
- Fatty acids in seeds
The extracted oil from evening primrose is used for helping with skin conditions and menopause and can be bought in capsule form. The soft sweet flowers of this elegant plants are produced in the second year and the seeds harvested from their pods in late summer.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow
- Flowering period: June - August
Evening primrose is a biennial herb, producing a mound of bright green leaves in the first year and then tall stems adorned with large fragrant flowers in the second year. It loves a sunny site and likes a well-drained soil; it doesn’t cope well over winter in cold wet clay soils which tends to rot the roots. It can be grown in a pot but can become stunted and roots bound and produce few flowers in the second year. The seed heads can be collected and dried for sowing in the autumn or spring or it can be left to self-seed naturally.
The beautiful evening primrose is a traditional Native American food and medicine. A herbal infusion can be made from the fresh leaves for wound healing and the flowers added to salads. The root can be roasted and eaten as a root vegetable.
A rich oil, high in fatty acids is made from the seeds and used for a wide range of conditions of the skin and as a hormonal balancing supplement.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.