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Mirabilis jalapa 'Marbles Mix'

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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: Marbles Mix

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Coral/Apricot
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

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

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive BajaBlue On Oct 10, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

A delicious, sweet, orange-blossom scent is cast on the air every afternoon as these rare, striped, trumpet-shaped flowers open.

This rare selection features the striped flowers that so enraptured past generations of gardeners.

The scented flowers attract hummingbirds by day and moths by night.

Annual; tender perennial;
2 ft tall
Seed to bloom: 12 wks
Color: Mix
Full sun;
Soil: Regular, well-drained
Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,
Hardiness: TA

Regional...

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

Fort Myers, Florida
Madison, Illinois



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