Kunth's Evening Primrose

Oenothera kunthiana

Small, upward facing, bright pink blooms produced spring through fall contrast well with the dark, glossy green foliage. Blooms open in morning and evening when temperatures are cooler. Makes a wonderful addition to a rock garden, mixed border or containers.
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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, or wider.
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
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.

Highly adaptable to most well-drained soils; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Water regularly during the 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: 6-10

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