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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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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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, Xeric
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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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