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Glowing Magenta Evening Primrose

Oenothera kunthiana 'Glowing Magenta'

A dwarf selection that produces deep magenta-pink four-petaled flowers throughout summer. Blooms open in morning and evening when temperatures are cooler. The deep green leaves form a low spreading mound at the base. An ideal plant for edging or groundcover, a rock garden accent, or for mixed border or containers. An herbaceous perennial.
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Allow soil to dry between waterings.


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Botanical Pronunciationee-no-THEE-ruh kun-thee-AY-nuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 12 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsAllow soil to dry between waterings.
Companion PlantsGaura (Gaura); Salvia (Salvia); Phlox (Phlox); Pinks (Dianthus); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Highly adaptable to most well-drained soils; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Feed with a slow release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms to reduce self-seeding.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-10

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