MIRABILIS jalapa (Four O'Clock, Broken Colors) - Bicolor Mix
MIRABILIS jalapa (Four O'Clock, Broken Colors) a perennial flowering plant in the Nyctaginaceae family. The name "Four O'Clock" comes from the plant's habit of opening its flowers in the late afternoon or early evening. The term "Broken Colors" refers to the fact that the flower color of Mirabilis jalapa can vary greatly from plant to plant and even from flower to flower on the same plant.
Mirabilis jalapa is native to South America but has been widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many parts of the world. The plant grows up to 1 meter tall and has green, succulent stems with simple, ovate or lanceolate leaves arranged alternately on the stems. The plant blooms in summer, producing trumpet-shaped flowers that are about 5 centimeters long and come in a range of colors, including white, pink, red, yellow, and orange. The flowers are fragrant and attractive to pollinators, such as hummingbirds and butterflies.
Four O'Clock, Broken Colors is a hardy plant that grows well in full sun or partial shade and can tolerate a wide range of soil types. It is often used in gardens and landscaping as a border or bedding plant. Mirabilis jalapa has been used in traditional medicine for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic properties, and some research suggests that it may have potential as a treatment for certain health conditions. However, more research is needed to fully understand the plant's medicinal properties.
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Scientific Name: Mirabilis Jalapa
Common Name: Four O’clock, Broken Colors
Plant Type: Tender Perennial
Native Range: Tropical America
Height: 12-36 "
Spread: up to 36 "
Habitat: Garden and Waste Ground
Zone: 8 to 11
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Mid-Summer to late Summer
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Bumblebees and Humming birds
Flower Shape: trumpet like flower
Flower Color: White, Pink, Red or Bright Yellow
Moisture: Moist, Well Drained
Water Requirement: Medium, Average Water
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Neutral, Alkaline
Uses: Beds and Borders, Ornamental, Rain Garden, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Walkways