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Author: Carl von Linnaeus, 1755
Origin:   Guatemala, N Mexico, SW U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  90 Centimetres
Flower:   White / Pink
Propagate: Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Angels Trumpets, Sweet Four O'Clock
Synonyms:  Might be: Jalapa longiflora, Moench, 1794.
Nyctago longiflora
, Salisb.1796.
Mirabilis longiflora
var. wrightiana, Kearney & Peebles.
Mirabilis suaveolens,
Mirabilis wrightiana,
A.Gray ex Britton & Kearney.
Mirabilis wrightiana
var. tubiflora, Heimerl.

This member of the Nyctaginaceae family was given this name by Carl von Linnaeus in 1755. It is found in Guatmala, northern Mexico and south-western U.S.A., growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, 25 centimetres long, the entire plant to 90 centimetres in height. The flowers are white with a pink throat.

The genera name is Latin for 'marvellous'. The species name after the 15 centimetre long trumpet-shaped flowers.