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Mirabilis jalapa 'Marrakesh'

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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: Marrakesh

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Orange
Bright Yellow

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive BajaBlue On Jul 17, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Dozens of flaring tubular flowers bloom all evening until the hot sun of midmorning causes them to close. During the day, four o'clocks remain decorative, studded all over with brightly colored buds. Ideal for a quick hedge, easy to grow and fragrant.

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
Poisonous!

Regional...

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

Kirtland Hills, Ohio
Brownsville, Texas
Laredo, Texas



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