Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa
Native: Possibly Mexico
Hardiness: Tender perennial in USDA zones 9–11, usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 24″–48″ tall
Variety Information: 2″ long, 1″ wide tubular shaped flowers of crimson, red, scarlet, white, pink, and yellow.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.
Days to Emerge: 5 – 10 days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″–24″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″–24″