Marvel of Peru
This bushy tuberous perennial, native to tropical America, is grown
for its fragrant, trumpet-shaped, crimson, pink, white or yellow
flowers that open in late afternoon and remain open all night,
closing again at dawn. It is good as a pot or bedding plant or as a
dwarf hedge. It is summer flowering and grows to around 3 ft (1 m)
high with a spread of 24-30 in (60-75 cm).
Flowering colors: Crimson, Pink, White, Yellow
Other properties: Fragrant
Cultivation: In frost-free to dry tropical climates they are quite
easy plants to grow. All that is required is a sunny, well-drained
aspect. In colder climates the tubers of perennial species can be
lifted and stored over winter like dahlias. Propagate from seed or
by division of the tubers.