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Mirabilis jalapa 'Kaleidoscope'

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Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mirabilis (mih-RAB-ih-liss) (Info)
Species: jalapa (juh-LAP-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Kaleidoscope

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Category:
Annuals
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink
Red
Orange
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Malus2006 On Jan 10, 2009, Malus2006 from Coon Rapids, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

Hard to tell about whenever the colors stays stable from year to year - at least one plant have remains steady for at least three years now.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gulf Breeze, Florida (2 reports)
Lakeland, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Colbert, Georgia
Washington, Illinois
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Portland, Oregon
College Station, Texas
Huntsville, Texas



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