Mirabilis jalapa

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Mirabilis jalapa

Post by M Farooq » July 3rd, 2013, 2:09 am

Botanical NameMirabilis jalapa
FamilyNyctaginaceae
Local Name in UrduGul-e-abbas
Common NameMarvel of Peru, Four o clock plant
Life CycleAnnual
Cultivar NameN/A
Flowering MonthsThrough out summer
Flower ColorShocking pink, other colours are also available in white, yellow and orange
Growing AreasAny tropical place
Frost TenderYes
ExposureFull sunlight but may tolerate semi shade
Soil pHTolerant
PropagationSeeds
UsesOrnamental, medicinal
DescriptionA very beautiful shrub which is very easy to grow with minimum maintanence. Branches are tender so prtoect from wind. Very easy to grow from seeds. Needs moist soil, since the plant wilts very quickly. Flowers are fragrant which open in the evening. Dyes are extracted from flowers for food colourings
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