Umbrellawort

Mirabilis spp.

Four-O'Clock Plant

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Mirabilis jalapa by Juni (CC BY 2.0)
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Mirabilis jalapa by Juni (CC BY 2.0)
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Mirabilis is a genus comprising of around 55 species of annual or perennial flowering plants in the Nyctaginaceae family. They are mostly native to the Americas and commonly known by the names Four-O'Clocks or Umbrellaworts as they open their flowers in the afternoon. These bushy plants produce simple, paired, alternate leaves and sometimes fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers in a range of colours.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

The Americas.

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Nyctaginaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured