Mirabilis multiflora

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cohan
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Another interesting one, Stephen, I'd be interested in hearing how the harvest goes..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Thanks for the info, Martin! I'll try it!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Martin Tversted
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And I can recommen to sow it where you want to grow it. They dont transplant well but are easy to establish from seed where you want to grow it.

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

cohan
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Martin wrote:

And I can recommen to sow it where you want to grow it. They dont transplant well but are easy to establish from seed where you want to grow it.

Good tip! I need to wait till I have large enough raised bed space in a sunny spot!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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Yes, good tip! But should I wait till I get enough sun at home it had been a long time to wait! Have to grow it at my summerhouse  ;)

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Martin Tversted
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Sow it there in spring and let nature do the rest.

Martin Tversted
Central Jutland, Denmark Z6

lmeyer
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John, I have a very small but very hot garden.  Do you think I could contain this plant in a pot?  Would it survive the Denver winter?  I am seeking plants that I can put into my new crevice garden.  My yard can easily get to 110 in the summer.  Any ideas most appreciated.

 

Linda

janedoe42
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This plant can certainly survive Denver winter--needs a deep, well-drained root run. When I acquired mine they had overwintered in a pot so apparently it can be done. They get HUGE though. Might eat a the crevice garden. I use mine (standard magenta and a magnificent white one) to spill over and obliterate a rather drab legacy concrete retaining wall.

Z5-ish, high on the east bench of one of those rocky mountains in Utah

RickR
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Welcome to the Forum, Janedoe42!

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

janedoe42
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Hi!

Thank you--I stumbled across it over the weekend and got sucked in, literally, for many hours.

I used to live in Minnesocold, btw, on a hobby farm in the middle of nowhere. I miss the lucious top soil I had and the precip as well as the variety of boulders piled in the groves, which prompted me to buy a skid steer to pluck them out and strew them about the property for my gardening escapades. How ironic that I now live on a rock and have to purchase rocks--sigh

Z5-ish, high on the east bench of one of those rocky mountains in Utah

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