Mirabilis jalapa are a well known cottage garden flower and have a common name that reflects an atypical blooming pattern.
Often called moss rose, this succulent was first introduced from South America to European gardens in the early 1700’s.
The plant will grow in relatively poor soil and once established is drought tolerant. All parts of the plant are poisonous so immune to foraging deer.
When we consistently plant the colors we like, it usually happens that the color scheme pleases us overall.