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Fragrant Four O'Clocks

Teatime Mix

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Fragrant Four O'Clocks

Teatime Mix

(Mirabilis jalapa)
Four O’Clocks grow easily into big framed, multi-branching plants. At midsummer they revive the garden with fresh ...
(Mirabilis jalapa)
Four O’Clocks grow easily into big framed, multi-branching plants. At midsummer they revive the garden with fresh green foliage and starry 2 inch trumpets in shades of yellow, white, bright magenta and pale pink. The fluted blossoms open in the late afternoon, releasing a soft jasmine fragrance that floats on summer breezes just when other flowers seem to languish in the heat. Plant where you’ll walk or sit to enjoy their delicious perfume.
Seed Count: 35 - 40 / Weight: 3.5 gms
$ 2.79
#5133
#5133

PERENNIAL GROWN AS ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom
Frost tender

 

EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS

Plant in full sun in ordinary garden soil when spring weather is warm and settled and danger of frost is past. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1/2 inch deep, 4 to 5 inches apart. Firm soil over seeds. Keep moist until seedlings emerge in 10 to 12 days.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Seeds can be started indoors about 4 weeks before last expected frost, but since Four O’Clocks grow so quickly, we advise sowing directly into the garden in all but very short summer areas.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space seedlings 12 to 14 inches apart when they are large enough to handle so plants have ample room to mature.

 

GROWING NOTES

Vigorous, free blooming Four O’Clocks grow quickly and will effortlessly fill in borders or large open areas to bloom in the afternoons and evenings beginning in midsummer. In mild climates, they self-sow readily, so remove the seed pods before seeds fall to the ground if you don’t want plants to spread around the garden.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March – June
Full sun or
light shade
1/2 inch
4 – 5 inches
10 – 12 days
2 – 3 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

March – June
Full sun or
light shade
1/2 inch
4 – 5 inches
10 – 12 days
2 – 3 feet

Plant In

March – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun or
light shade

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

4 – 5 inches

Days to Germinate

10 – 12 days

Mature Height

2 – 3 feet

More Four O'clocks

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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