Mirabilis Jalapa Marbles White Red Four O'Clock Vine Seeds

Four O'Clock Seeds - Marbles Red White

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 8 - 10

Height: 24 - 36 inches

Bloom Season: Summer to early Fall

Bloom Color: Red, White

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.2 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Mirabilis Jalapa

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: 1/4 inch

Sowing Rate: 2 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches

Four O'Clock (Mirabilis Jalapa Marbles White Red) - Also known as Four O'Clocks, this old-fashioned garden favorite has been upgraded with this Marble variety. Brilliant white flowers striped carmine red make for a bold contrast. The bushy and vigorous 24 - 36 inches tall plants begin to bloom in midsummer and continue to flower until frost. The fragrant flowers open in late afternoon, and keep on flowering until the next morning. Just sit out on your patio or deck and enjoy its sweet evening perfume. The scented flowers attract hummingbirds by day and moths by night.

Four O'Clock plants thrive in all zones, blooming all summer long. Mirabilis Jalapa Four O'Clock thrive in ordinary soil in full sun or partial shade, sending up numerous volunteer seedlings every year (even in cold parts of the country.)

Mirabilis Jalapa wild flower seeds may be sown directly into the garden in the spring in warm areas. In other areas with a late spring, start the Four O'Clock seeds indoors about eight weeks before the final frost date for transplanting. The seedlings may be set in the garden at about the same time you would plant tomatoes. Allow about 12 inches between 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.

Caution: These flower seeds are poisonous.