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Four O'Clock Seeds, Mixed Colors

Mirabilis jalapa
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Four O'Clock Mix produces fragrant 5 cm (2) trumpet-shaped flowers that open in the late afternoon. Blooms in great varieties of red, yellow, crimson, white, and pink. Many flowers are mottled, striped, veined or speckled in contrasting colors. Hummingbirds love these flowers. They are also tolerant of poor soil and heat.

  • SKU: 142191
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Good for pollinators
Good For Pollinators
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
10 to 15 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5 cm (1") per week
Growing height
Growing Height:
50-60 cm (20-24")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa
  • Fill Weight (grams): 2
  • Approximate Seed Count: 12-15
  • Characteristics: attracts pollinators | fragrant | easy to grow
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct | Start Indoors
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Color: Red, yellow, crimson, white and pink with many mottled, striped, veined and speckled
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5 cm (1") per week
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: July to Frost
  • Disease Resistance: deer resistant
  • Tolerance: tolerates poor soils|heat tolerant|drought tolerant
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Flowers only open late in the afternoon making them poor as cut flowers because they may not remain open.
  • Pinching back the early flower buds will help your plants to promote more branches and grow bushier. Wait until the plant is 20-25 cm (8-10") tall, cut off the top couple 5 cm (2") of the plant, directly above a set of leaves. Within a week, you will notice new stems sprouting from where you had cut the plant. This process will also cause the entire plant to branch out even more, giving rise to additional stems. The new stems will be longer because they will grow from the bottom of the plant instead of along the main stem.
  • Four O'Clock's do best in full sun, and can tolerate partial shade, but may grow spindly with reduced blooming.
  • Regularly removing spent flowers, known as deadheading will promote continuous blooming and encourage the growth of fresh buds. If you have a large cluster of plants, trimming them by around one-third is a simpler alternative to deadheading.

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