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Four o'clocks

$5.99
SKU:
Wf27
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Product Description

Mirabilis jalapa

Four-o'clocks is a Wildflower, Native to the Northern Prairies, and is an old fashioned favorite in all zones noted especially for bright dashes of color and wonderful fragrance. The flowers remain closed until late afternoon, hence the name Four-o'clock. In fact, the evening drop in temperature causes the blooms to open, and then close in the morning when it warms up. It is a true night flower and makes a special impression around lighted garden areas or walkways. The flowers are varied, including white, crimson, violet, yellow and striped. The bushy fast-growing plants are 2 feet tall, and produce hundreds of blooms starting in late Summer and continuing until frost. It's common use is as a temporary hedge or border and any areas needing to be filled in quickly, especially in areas with partial shade. Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the fragrant plant, and deer on the contrary tend to be repelled. Seeds can be sown in the Spring after danger of frost has passed, allowing about 12 inches between plants. Roots are rather tuberous and can be dug and stored over Winter, and will send up volunteer plants next year if left alone. Plants can also be divided in early Spring. Caution; the seeds (which look a bit like a grain of pepper) are extremely poisonous.

Seeds Per Pound: 100000
Acre Rate: 5 lbs
Lbs per 1000sq feet:4 oz

Other Details

Weather:
Warm
Water:
Low User
Exposure:
Prefers Shade, Low Sun
Traffic:
Low Foot Traffic
Planting:
Fall
Seasonal:
Perennial
Height:
Medium
Tolerance:
Cold
Soil:
Sandy, Loam
Attractant:
Attractant
Adaptation:
Native

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