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III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 09 17, 2008

 

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Species:  Mirabilis elegans (Choisy) Heimerl. color type white
Family:  Nyctaginaceae Identification OK   
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Record:  2219
About 5 Mirabilis in Chile and 5 in our data base.
About 8 Nyctaginaceae in Chile and 6 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.   
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
White, 5 petals        

    Not Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

Good ornamental value (A)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Mirabilis elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mirabilis elegans

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 09 17, 2008

 

DESCRIPTION

Flower: White, 5 petals

Height: 80 cm.

 

Image of Mirabilis elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mirabilis elegans

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 09 17, 2008

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Mirabilis elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mirabilis elegans

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 09 17, 2008

 

USES

Good ornamental value (A)

 

 

 

 

Image of Mirabilis elegans (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Mirabilis elegans

III Region, Canto de Agua, Chile
Altitude: 400-700 m. 09 17, 2008

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 10 and 11. The plant does not tolerate freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More species from the same Nyctaginaceae family in our data base:

Boerhaavia sp. #1818

Mirabilis elegans

Mirabilis elegans

Mirabilis ovatus (Dengue)

Mirabilis prostrata

Mirabilis sp. #2336

 

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