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Mirabilis jalapa

Marvel-of-Peru

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  • Mirabilis jalapa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Mirabilis jalapa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourRed pink yellow white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel-of-Peru). The flowers will open late in the afternoon and will stay open until the next morning. They will bloom in colours from red-pink, yellow, white or rose they are sweetly fragrant, and will bloom from summer into autumn. Grow in average soil with full or partial-shade with good drainage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Border, naturaliser, hedging, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are half hardy and should be grown in a sheltered position in fertile, well drained soil. In colder climates the tubers of perennial species can be lifted and stored in a in frost-free place over winter like dahlias.

Propagation

Annual sow direct, self-seeding

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs will damage plants.

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