Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru)

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Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru)¬†commonly known as the four o’clock flower, is a tropical flowering plant. It grows up to one meter in height and has tuberous roots. The leaves are oval-shaped and have distinct long petioles. Its most unique feature is its flowers that open in the afternoon

Plant in a warm; sunny position in well drained soil. Mirabilis are semi-hardy and very fragrant.

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Pack of 10 bulb(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Mixed
  • Height: 80cm

    Good For:

    • Beds/borders
    • Bees
    • Pots

    How to grow:

    • Hardiness: Hardy
    • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
    • Position: Full sun
    • Planting depth: 5cm

    More Information

    Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru)¬†commonly known as the four o’clock flower, is a tropical flowering plant. It grows up to one meter in height and has tuberous roots.

    The leaves are oval-shaped and have distinct long petioles. Its most unique feature is its flowers that open in the afternoon (hence their other common name) and close before sunrise the next day.

    The blooms come in a variety of colors including pink, purple, yellow and white. Mirabilis jalapa can be found growing wild throughout tropical regions of South America but it is also widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its showy flowers. This fast-growing annual requires full sun and moist soil for optimal growth.

    \Plant in a warm; sunny position in well drained soil. Mirabilis are semi-hardy and very fragrant.