Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis Jalapa mix) 20 seeds (#1020)
Annual plant with large fragrant flowers that open in the evening and on cloudy days. There are flowers of different colors on one plant.
The colored petals contain a fluorescent green dye glowing in the dark, which attracts insects and bats. Good for flower beds, for planting in groups or individually.
Requires fertile, warm soil.
Approximately 20 seeds in 2g packet.
Genus - Mirabilis
Species - Jalapa mix
Common name - Marvel of Peru
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 10
Height - 0,50 - 0,80 m
Spread - 0,50 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Acidic
Soil type - Fertile, well drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Attractive in groups or as a single specimen in mixed borders or beds. Patio containers. Annual hedge
Bloom season - Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Leaf / Flower color - Light Green / Pink, violet, yellow, white
The easiest method is to direct seed them outdoors, just before your last frost date.
Soaking the seeds over night, before planting, can speed germination, but the seeds germinate almost as quickly as they grow. Chances are god that if you allow your plants to go to seed in the fall, they will self-seed in the garden.
Seedlings can be easily pulled and moved to another section.