Mirabilis californica

Wishbone Bush

Plant family: Nyctaginaceae - Four O'Clock

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Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Flower Color Light Pink, Pink
Blooming Season Spring, Winter
Height 1-2 feet, 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Grassland

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Decomposed Granite, Adaptable, Rocky

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This colorful perennial is a trailing, low-growing shrub with multiple stems arising from the base. As the name suggests the pink-magenta flowers open in the afternoon adding brilliant color to the landscape. However, it goes dormant after flowering so place where it can be hidden by other plants to camouflage its dormant phase. This plant thrives in the poorest soil and is good on slopes.

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