Monday, 13 September 2021

Mirabilis longiflora

Mirabilis longiflora
A glorious night-scented species - the fragrance redolent of tropical evenings. (The very long-tubed white flowers are typical of plants pollinated by moths.) A low spreading perennial with rather sticky green foliage. I originally assumed it would need a dry winter but it is hardy and vigorous in the border at the nursery. 
Mirabilis longiflora
In colder, wetter climates it would also be fabulous in a big terracotta pot on the patio, right next to where you sit of an evening, where you can enjoy the scent with your prosecco and BBQ.
£8

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