''Mirabilis jalapa'', the marvel of Peru or four o'clock flower, is the most commonly grown ornamental species of ''Mirabilis'' plant, and is available in a range of colours. ''Mirabilis'' in Latin means wonderful and Jalapa is the state capital of Veracruz in México. ''Mirabilis jalapa'' was cultivated by the Aztecs for medicinal and ornamental purposes.
The flowers usually open from late afternoon or at dusk , giving rise to one of its common names. Flowers then produce a strong, sweet-smelling.. more