Four O'Clock Seeds - Pink
USDA Zones: 8 - 10
Height: 18 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Spring and summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.2 - 7.2
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Mirabilis Jalapa
Temperature: 65 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 1 pound per 1,000 square feet or 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches
Care & Maintenance: Four O'Clock
Four O'Clock (Mirabilis Jalapa Pink) - The hummingbirds will love your garden when you grow these fragrant flowers from Four O'Clock seeds! These old-fashioned favorites have a bright trumpet shaped flower that is very distinctive. The plants got their name because they open in mid-afternoon. Its blooms will remain open overnight, and close in early morning. Generally, the flowers will remain open on cloudy days as well.
Caution: This flower seed is poisonous.
Four O' Clock flowers have a very nice, pleasant fragrance which can be quite strong at times. To some people the fragrance is vanilla scented.
Four O'Clock seed | pink
How to grow
How To Grow Four O'Clock From Seed: Mirabilis Jalapa seeds may be sown directly into the garden in the spring in warm areas. In cooler areas with a late spring, start the flower seeds indoors about eight weeks before the final frost date for transplanting outdoors at a later time.
Four O'Clocks may be set in the garden at about the same time you would plant tomatoes. Allow about 12 inches between the plants. Mirabilis roots are tuberous and can be divided in early spring. Some gardeners will store the tubers indoors over the winter and then plant again in the spring.
- Sowing Rate: 1 pound per 1,000 square feet or 2 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
- Depth: 1/4 inch
Native to tropical areas of North and South America they prefer warm climates. Four O'Clocks are actually perennials, but are grown as annuals in most of the heavy frost areas of the U.S. The bushy plants make an attractive hedge or border. Because the flowers are open during the evening, we recommend you place them in areas where people will see them in early evening hours.
- Height: 18 - 36 inches
- USDA Zones: 8 - 10
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes