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Marvel of Peru in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Mirabilis jalapa

 

Marvel of Peru

Mirabilis jalapa - 'Four O'Clock ' is a bushy perennial, bearing fragrant pink, yellow, white, red, or purple trumpet-shaped flowers that open in the afternoon sun in Summer.

 
plant Features
  • Marvel of Peru likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Marvel of Peru likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Marvel of Peru is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Marvel of Peru likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Marvel of Peru

Latin name

Mirabilis jalapa

type

Tuber

family

Nyctaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Marvel of Peru likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Marvel of Peru is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Marvel of Peru likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Marvel of Peru likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Marvel of Peru is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Mirabilis jalapa

Mirabilis jalapa - 'Four O'Clock ' is a bushy perennial, bearing fragrant pink, yellow, white, red, or purple trumpet-shaped flowers that open in the afternoon sun in Summer.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

The fragrant trumpet shaped flowers open in the afternoon sun in Summer

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in fairly fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered site. Can also be planted in a container, to grow outdoors during the warmer months, and brought indoors over Winter

 

Propagating by division

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Using a fork dig up the clump, trying to keep the clump as complete as possible. Split the clump at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade, or by placing two garden forks back-to-back into the middle of the clump, and pushing the fork handles apart.to lever the clump apart. Replant the new clumps to the same depth as the original, and water well. Keep well watered until established.

 
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