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Mirabilis jalapa 'Salmon Sunset'

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

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
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:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sher_garden On Dec 26, 2011, sher_garden from Coraopolis, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

My grandmother in Cambridge IA grew these plants on the south side of her home. She always had several colors-red,pink,yellow and white.

I purchased seeds in 2011 and this year only saw the yellow color in the summer, but in late summer some of the plant blooms started to change color to white. Both color blooms were on the plant at the same time. Also it is one of the last plants that are killed by frost.

I hope it self seeds as well, but I am planting more this coming year.


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

San Francisco, California
Cambridge, Iowa
Barbourville, Kentucky
Waterville, Maine
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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