Wordless Wednesday – A trumpet worth blowing!


This is Mirabilis longiflora. During the day the flowers look like scraggly bits of string at the end of the stem, but at night the exotic new flowers open to scent the air.


Just look at those trumpets!


Pollen at the ready! I love the fluffy ‘stays’


And for those of a technical bent, here’s a ruler along side the trumpet showing exact how longiflora it is! (Apparently they can get to 20cm, but I’m just happy mine has flowered this year)


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14 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – A trumpet worth blowing!

  1. Chloris says:

    How pretty. I’ve tried Mirabilis jalapa but this is a new one for me.

  2. Cathy says:

    A very pretty flower, and glad you could get it to flower for you. 😃

  3. pbmgarden says:

    What fun! Beautiful flower.

  4. A pretty little thing (but quite long!), I like the contrast of the white petals with the orange/pink stamens/style.

  5. Eliza Waters says:

    A new one on me… it must be moth pollinated, eh?

  6. shoreacres says:

    Well, look at that. It’s in the Four O’Clock family! I thought the flower looked sort of familiar. Your M. longiflora is native here in Arizona and New Mexico, and a teeny-tiny spot in far west Texas: very interesting! And, yes — the Four O’Clock species we have are as fragrant as can be, especially when they’ve just opened.

  7. susurrus says:

    How sweet! I have never seen this before.

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