An old time favorite with trumpet shaped flowers burst forth inteh most perfect red color about 4 in the afternoon giving this unique plant its namesake. This versatile plant can be direct sown in the flower bed, deck garden or containers and pots.
1. Mirabilis means "wonderful" in Latin
2.The Aztecs cultivated this plant and used the flowers as a dye
3. Exported from Peru in 1540
4. Different colors of flowers grow on the same plant
5. Can be a perennial in warm regions
Treat as a tropical that cannot tolerate frost