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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Mirabilis jalapa
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: -
Location and soil: sun; average, well-drained soil
Uses: bedding, border, background, containers
Bloom time: summer-late fall
Color range: pink, yellow, white; single, bi-color, and tri-color
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 10-12 days
Germination temp.: 75-80 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12-18 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: flowers stay open on cloudy days; on sunny days, they remain closed until mid-afternoon

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