MARVEL OF PERU

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MARVEL OF PERU suitable for counties:
OKLAHOMA: All counties
OREGON: Marion
NEW YORK: Albany, Orange, Suffolk
OHIO: Ashtabula, Franklin, Highland, Trumbull
SOUTH CAROLINA: Aiken, Bamberg, Charleston, Cherokee, Florence, Horry, Lexington, Marion, Sumter
TEXAS: Bell, Bexar, Brazos, Brown, Cameron, Comal, Dallas, Ellis, Fayette, Hays, Hemphill, Hidalgo, Madison, Robertson, Starr, Travis, Webb, Williamson
PENNSYLVANIA: Allegheny, Bedford, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia
RHODE ISLAND: All counties
WASHINGTON: Benton, King, Spokane
VIRGINIA: Accomack, Charles City, Chesapeake, Dinwiddie, Fairfax, York
VERMONT: All counties
ALABAMA: Mobile
ARKANSAS: All counties
CONNECTICUT: Fairfield
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: District of Columbia
ARIZONA: Apache, Cochise
CALIFORNIA: Marin, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara
HAWAII: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui
ILLINOIS: Grundy
FLORIDA: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, DeSoto, Duval, Escambia, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Leon, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas
GEORGIA: Chatham, Dougherty, Thomas
LOUISIANA: Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Cameron, Claiborne, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Jackson, Lafourche, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Orleans, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Washington, West Carroll, West Feliciana, Winn
MARYLAND: All counties
INDIANA: All counties
KENTUCKY: All counties
NEW JERSEY: All counties
NEVADA: Clark
MISSISSIPPI: Forrest, Lafayette, Washington
NORTH CAROLINA: Alamance, Beaufort, Craven, Dare, Granville, Greene, Iredell, Pitt, Robeson, Scotland, Stanly, Wayne

Mirabilis jalapa (The four o'clock flower or marvel of Peru) is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and is available in a range of colours. Mirabilis in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is a not uncommon placename in Central and North America. Mirabilis jalapa is said to have been exported from the Peruvian Andes in 1540.


A curious aspect of this plant is that flowers of different colors can be found simultaneously on the same plant.
Different color variation in the flower and different color flowers in same plant.
Variegated flower on a four o'clock plant.
Naturally occurring color variation on four o'clock flowers.

Additionally, an individual flower can be splashed with different colors. Another interesting point is a color-changing phenomenon. For example, in the yellow variety, as the plant matures, it can display flowers that gradually change to a dark pink color. Similarly white flowers can change to light violet.

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SHOW ALL PLANT CHARACTERSTICS

Reproduction

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Use

Berry/Nut/Seed Product : - - Christmas Tree Product : - -
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Pulpwood Product : - - Veneer Product : - -

Physiology

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Growth Requirements

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