Theodore Payne California Native Plant Database

Mirabilis multiflora var. pubescens

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Species Name: Mirabilis multiflora ssp. pubescens
Common Name: Wishbone Bush

Dried stems resemble poultry wishbones, hence the common name. Felted leaf is outlined in dark pink; Nice showy blooms. Recommended in median strips.

Plant Family: Nyctaginaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2'h x 2'w
Growth Habit: Sprawling
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Rocky or Sandy
Water Requirements: Dry
Cold Hardy to: To 15 degrees
Flower Season: Spring-Summer
Flower Color: Magenta
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: South San Jacinto Valley, Deserts, Baja
Natural Habitat: Dry, rocky or sandy places below 6500'

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