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Mirabilis jalapa 'Kaleidoscope'

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

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

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.