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Four O'Clocks

Botanical Name
Mirabilis jalapa
Min Zone
9
Max Zone
11
Height
2 to 3 feet
Width
2 to 3 feet
Flowers
Summer to frost: 1 inch funnel-shaped tubular, opening in late afternoon; white, red, yellow,, magenta, pink, mottled or striped; fragrant
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Tolerant of a wide range of soils
  • Tolerates heat and pollution
  • Sow seeds directly in the garden after last frost date
  • Seeds can be started indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost
  • Set out transplants or overwintered tubers in the garden after last frost date
  • Tubers can be dug up in fall and stored for winter in peat or sand in a frost free location
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Alba - white flowers
  • Orange Crush - bright orange blooms
  • Salmon Sunset - salmon pink flowers
  • Limelight - chartreuse foliage, neon pink flowers

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