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Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru, Four O'Clock Flower)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 19648



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Genus: Mirabilis
Species: Mirabilis jalapa
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Bulb
  • Fragrant
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
  • 9a (to 25 F / -4 C)
  • 9b (to 30 F / -1 C)
  • 10a (to 35 F / 2 C)
  • 10b (to 40 F / 4 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • May
Flowering End edit
  • September
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Ovate
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Edging
  • Cottage Garden
  • Low Maintenance Garden
  • Wildflower Garden
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
Soil pH edit
  • 6.0 - 6.4 (Slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.6 - 8.0 (Slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Yellow/Gold
  • Purple
  • White
  • Mixed
Wildlife Value edit
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Hummingbirds
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • This plant can have several different coloured blooms on the same plant. In cross-pollinated specimens, each bloom can have more than one colour.The flowers become fragrant after about 4p.m. and become stronger through the night. edit | delete
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Sjoerd (182)
Kay (765)
  purpleinopp (8118)
toni (36069)
Frank (2697)
Netty (13558)
aythya-camellia (860)
Mrs. Hankshaw (146)


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Kay (765) wrote on Feb 01 2010
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Very easy to grow from the large seeds. Will self-sow. Trumpet shaped flowers are colorful and fragrant.

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Other names for this plant:
Mirabilis lindheimeri



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