Night beauty mirabilis. Cultivation from seeds
Description of mirabilis
Despite the fact that many domesticgardeners an opinion on the Russian origin of the mirabilis, in fact it was brought from hot Latin American countries. In literal translation from Latin, the name of this shrub means "extraordinary". Now known are more than 60 varieties of flowers mirabilis. Cultivation of seeds in our country produced only one of them. This is a form of Yalapa. Due to the fact that the flowers bloom from late evening until early in the morning, the people call it "night beauty", as well as "dawn". Our plant is annual, while in a more favorable climate it is grown for many years.
Planting and growing
In April, planting seedlings of flowers beginsmirabilis. Cultivation of seeds in this way is considered the most reliable. About two to three weeks from the ground will appear the first shoots of the plant. After the threat of spring frosts passes, the seedlings can be safely transferred to a permanent place in the garden. For such plants as mirabilis, planting is carried out at a distance of about 40 cm from neighboring seedlings. These flowers are very fond of warmth and light, in connection with which the location of their location should be appropriate. After the beginning of the opening of leaflets, the bushes are recommended to clip, which will allow them to grow in width, rather than in height and contribute to the appearance of more colors. As for the soil, the plant is best suited for clay and loamy soils, in which lime is present. At the same time, in conditions of moist or acidic soil, it will not grow. For flowers of mirabilis, growing from seeds is not the only way to reproduce. Some gardeners use this tuber for this, despite the fact that it is very laborious and not entirely effective. Among the advantages of growing, we should also note the drought resistance of the plant, which does not need constant watering. In the care it can be called very unpretentious.
Flowering of the mirabilis
These shrubs grow very thick and lush,reaching a height of one meter. Flowers of a plant such as mirabilis, growing from seeds which we practice every year more and more, have a purple, red, pink, yellow or white color. "Zorka" blooms blossom right up to the beginning of frosts in the autumn season. The main feature of these shrubs is that on each of them simultaneously bloom flowers of different shades. Moreover, there are cases when colored lanes appear on the petals. Seeds have an oval shape and are under a strong shell, which must be removed in order to provide a higher level of germination. Mirabilis, the cultivation of which has long been no curiosity in Russia, will be a real discovery, especially for beginning gardeners, because it is able to decorate any flower bed or flower garden, without requiring much trouble when planting and leaving. Despite the lack of flowers of this plant exotic and spectacular appearance, their pleasant aroma is unlikely to compare with any other. And especially it is felt in the evening.