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Mirabilis bigelovii var. bigelovii

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Species Name: Mirabilis bigelovii var. bigelovii
Common Name: Bigelow's Desert Four O'Clock, Desert Wishbone Bush

Tough desert perennial with white blooms. Can be evergreen and bloom almost year-round in the garden with supplemental summer water.

Plant Family: Nyctaginaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees
Flower Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Flower Color: White to pale pink
Endangered?:
Distribution: Deserts
Natural Habitat: Rocky places below 7200'



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