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Mirabilis jalapa Marbles Mix (Marvel of Peru Marbles Mix)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Mirabilis jalapa Marbles Mix

Other names

Japanese wonder flower Marbles Mix, False jalap Marbles Mix, Four o'clock flower Marbles Mix, Marvel of Peru Marbles Mix

Genus

Mirabilis Mirabilis

Variety or Cultivar

Marbles Mix _ Marbles Mix is a commercial seed mix of borderline hardy, bushy perennials, often grown as annuals, with ovate, deep olive green leaves and, throughout summer, fragrant, marbled flowers in shades of pink, white, yellow, and orange


Mirabilis jalapa Marbles Mix is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Contact may irritate skin. Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.

Flower

Yellow, Orange, Pink, Striped, White in Summer

Foliage

Olive green in Spring; Olive green in Summer; Olive green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally disease-free

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs Aphids , Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back before lifting tubers. Alternatively, remove and discard at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Divide tubers in spring. Sow seed at 13-18C in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Mirabilis jalapa Marbles Mix (Marvel of Peru Marbles Mix) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny sheltered position. Not frost-hardy, so will require protection or lifting of tubers. Alternatively, grow in a container and overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Mirabilis jalapa Marbles Mix

Other names

Japanese wonder flower Marbles Mix, False jalap Marbles Mix, Four o'clock flower Marbles Mix, Marvel of Peru Marbles Mix

Genus

Mirabilis Mirabilis

Variety or Cultivar

Marbles Mix _ Marbles Mix is a commercial seed mix of borderline hardy, bushy perennials, often grown as annuals, with ovate, deep olive green leaves and, throughout summer, fragrant, marbled flowers in shades of pink, white, yellow, and orange

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant

Habit

Bushy

Toxicity

Contact may irritate skin. Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Orange, Pink, Striped, White in Summer

Foliage

Olive green in Spring; Olive green in Summer; Olive green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally disease-free

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs

General care

Pruning

Cut back before lifting tubers. Alternatively, remove and discard at the end of the growing season.

Propagation

Divide tubers in spring. Sow seed at 13-18C in spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Mirabilis jalapa Marbles Mix (Marvel of Peru Marbles Mix) will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sunny sheltered position. Not frost-hardy, so will require protection or lifting of tubers. Alternatively, grow in a container and overwinter indoors.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Mirabilis jalapa Marbles Mix (Marvel of Peru Marbles Mix)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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