• Mirabilis jalapa
  • Mirabilis jalapa
  • Mirabilis jalapa
  • Mirabilis jalapa
    Mirabilis jalapa
    Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa

Marvel of Peru, Four O'Clock Flower
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£6.99

Quick Overview

  • Long throated flowers
  • Potentially several different coloured flowers on one plant
  • Lush foliage
  • Hardy herbaceous habit
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Description

Mirabilis jalapa, Marvel of Peru, is an extremely easy-to-grow plant which has the curious ability to have more than one different-coloured flower on the same plant. Likewise, single flowers may also be multi-coloured. It has large attractive foliage and a vigourous fast-growing habit, quickly forming a small tropical-looking and very floriferous bush. The long-throated flowers open late in the afternoon and close again the following morning giving rise to its other name, the Four O'Clock Flower.

It prefers full sun and although it is perfectly capable of going for relatively long periods without water it should be well watered throughout the summer which will encourage its rapid growth and create a lush-looking plant. It develops tough tuberous roots and after the leaves have been hit by the first frosts it is these roots that survive through the winter, the foliage growing again herbaceously in the spring.

An easy low-maintenance plant that works well with other flowering exotics.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Nyctaginaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Jalapa congesta, Jalapa officinalis, Mirabilis ambigua, Mirabilis pedunculata, Mirabilis planiflora, Mirabilis pubescens, Mirabilis suaveolens, Mirabilis xalapa, Nyctago hortensis, Nyctago jalapae, Nyctago versicolor
Geographical Origin South America
Cultivation Full sun. Keep well-watered throughout the summer
Eventual Height 1m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial. Its roots survive down to at least -10C and usually lower

Mirabilis jalapa

Marvel of Peru, Four O'Clock Flower
Size: ex 1L pot

Availability: In stock

£6.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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