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Mirabilis Jalapa

Botanical Name:

Mirabilis jalapa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Perennials, Annual, Perennial, Poisonous, Perennial herb to 1(–2) m. tall; roots tuberous.

Lifespan

Annual, Perennial

Flower

flowers opening late in the afternoon or in very cloudy weather, white to red, yellow or striped, tubular and trumpet-like, 5-lobed, Flowers purple, magenta, yellow or white, opening in late afternoon

Fruit

fruit leathery, 5-ribbed, Anthocarp subglobose to ellipsoid, 7–8 mm. long, black.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Nyctaginaceae

Genus

Mirabilis

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