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Mirabilis Seeds - Jalapa Tea Time Mixed

Botanical - Nyctaginaceae

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25 Seeds
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FA-MIR-01
 
Price £1.94
 
 
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25 Seeds.

Other Names - Four o' Clock Flower, Marvel of Peru…

Mirabilis Jalapa Tea Time Mixed is an ideal plant for growing in the UK climate as the flowers open on cloudy days and in the late afternoon when they stay open until the following morning. It produces fragrant trumpet-like flowers in shades of yellow, white, red and pink all through the summer months.

  • Produces blooms.
  • Productive over a long season.
  • Suitable for UK climate.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, borders, containers, patio's, cool greenhouse

Sowing Months - March - Early June

Flowering Months - June - September


Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention and fertility add a good amount of well rotted manure or compost to the soil. If the soil is a heavy clay add some gritty sand to help with drainage. Remove weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial grown as an annual Soil type Moderately fertile, well drained soil
Type Bushy Habit Distance between plants 30 - 40 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 / 5 mm
Average height 50 - 60 cm Germination Temperature 15 to 20℃
Average spread 50 - 60 cm Days to germination 10 - 24 days
Hardiness Hardy down to -5 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow the seeds on the surface of moist compost in trays, pots or modules.
Lightly cover with 2 mm of vermiculite or compost.
Place in a propagator or clear polythene bag and seal. Do not exclude light as this will aid germination. Germinate at the temperature suggested above.
Once the seeds start to germinate remove from the bag or propagator and place in a cooler but not cold location.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 7.5 cm pots.
Grow on in frost free conditions in a greenhouse or cold frame until all risk of frost has passed and the plants are growing strong.
Harden off over 10 - 15 days before planting out.

Direct Sowing

Sow the seeds direct when all risk of frost has passed in a well prepared seed bed in rows 30 cm apart at the depth of 5 mm. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Water well.
When the young seedlings are large enough to handle thin to 30 - 40 cm apart.


Growing On

Water the young plants well until established.
Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4 weeks during the growing season.
Established plants will need regular watering especially in dry conditions or when growing in containers.

TIP

Mirabilis is great for growing in the UK climate as they prefer cloudy days. The fragrant flowers normally open in late afternoon.

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