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Mirabilis jalapa - Marvel of Peru mix - Seeds

Mirabilis jalapa - Marvel of Peru mix - Seeds, 1 packet

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  • Nyctaginaceae
  • Peru
  • H 1.2m x L 1 m
  • Z8
  • Perennial
  • Synonyms : Miracle Flower of Peru, Four O'Clock
  • 1 packet of 15 seeds

 

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Mirabilis jalapa ("mirabilis" = latin "admirable") is a very beautiful ornamental plant, grown for its uninterrupted summer flowering until the first cold.

Its flowers are pink, yellow, or white, and often these 3 colors are found on the same plant or mixed in the same flower.
Marvel of Peru blooms at the end of the afternoon (hence one of its common names : Four O'Clock) and during the night.
Its flowers wither with the first morning heat, replaced by a profusion of new flowers a few hours later.
They exhale a suave, light, and very pleasant scent, which attracts foraging insects and in particular bumble bees and night moths: Plant Marvel of Peru near a terrace or under the windows of a bedroom to enjoy its pleasant scent during summer evenings.

Mirabilis jalapa is a relatively tall plant, and will allow you to create masses of flowers and foliage in flower beds, along walls, or any space you want to fill without too much work or maintenance.

Marvel of Peru finds some additional uses as a food coloring (from pink flowers).

It is a medicinal plant with the following properties: Diuretic, Purgative, and Vulneraria.
The juice of its root helps treat diarrhea.
Its root is an Aphrodisiac, Diuretic, and Purgative.
The juice of its leaf helps to heal wounds.

Grow Mirabilis jalapa like a Dahlia, in a loosened soil with medium fertility, in full sun or partial shade.

In the coldest regions, dig up its tuber and keep it in the cellar during winter.
The tuber can be left in the ground in southern regions - it will grow back every year around May.

Sow in a warm container in April and plant at the end of May, or sow directly in place after the last risk of frost.
The first flowering takes place in the year of sowing.

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Mirabilis jalapa - Marvel of Peru mix - Seeds

Mirabilis jalapa - Marvel of Peru mix - Seeds

Mirabilis jalapa - Marvel of Peru mix - Seeds, 1 packet

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