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Oenothera kunthiana ‘Glowing Magenta’
Oenothera kunthiana ‘Glowing Magenta’
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Oenothera kunthiana ‘Glowing Magenta’


USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.400.290

Sundrops are similar to Evening Primrose, but blossoms open in the morning rather than at night. This dwarf selection blooms all summer and into the autumn, producing satiny, rounded flowers in a deep magenta-pink shade. Plants form bushy mounds of glossy green leaves. Ideal for edging or in containers. Loves hot, dry sites. A short-lived perennial, but flowering profusely in the first season and even worth growing as an annual.

Further details for
Oenothera kunthiana ‘Glowing Magenta’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Drought Tolerant
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.