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GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: Tender Perennial in Zones 7-10/ Height 3'/ Spacing 24"
SEED CODE: C
SEEDS PER PACKET: 20
APPROXIMATE GERMINATION DAYS: 7-14
SOIL TEMPERATURE FOR GERMINATION: 72F
PLANTING DEPTH: vary
WHEN TO PLANT: Mid to Late Spring
PACKET INSTRUCTIONS: For best results, soak the seed 8 hours in warm water before planting (don't forget and leave them in more than a day or it may rot). Start seed in flats or pots indoors a month before last frost. Seeds sprout easily in warm soil. Seed can also be planted directly in the garden after the last frost is past. Transplant about 12" apart into an area with full sun. Does best with some attention to fertility and water, but is very drought-resistant once established.
BOTANICAL NAME: Mirabilis jalapa
DESCRIPTION: Plant these next to a porch or patio where you can enjoy the hundreds of flowers that open each evening at 4 o'clock. All different colors, and some stripes. Grown as an annual in colder zones. In zone 7 and above it returns each year to make a nice round bush. If you wonder what to plant where your spring bulbs leave a bare spot in summer, this is it. Great annual hedge next to a sidewalk or path.