MIRABILIS multiflora

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MIRABILIS multiflora

Colorado Four O'Clock Plant
Select Item No. MA168

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Origin: Southwestern USA and Northern Mexico
Special Features: Low-growing, wide-spreading perennial with a long season of brilliant rose-purple blossoms from dusk until early morning. Extremely drought resistant. Plant as an accent plant in dry situations or combine with other drought tolerant perennials.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: brilliant rose-purple
Natural Flowering Period: July - September
Flowering: Second year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z6 - Z10
Foliage: ovate, grey-green
Growth Habit: stoloniferous / shrubby / bushy
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 90 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant / solitary plant
Usage: for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 71.42857 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
14
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
150 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 4 - 6 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut back 1-2 times; once at transplanting; once again 4 weeks later to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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