Quantcast
         
 
 

     

           

     TX Organic Research Center

 

 

CURRENT MOON
 
Four O'Clock Flower
 

FOU

FOUR O’CLOCK                                                      Perennial – Shade to Part Shade

Mirabilis jalapa                                                            Ht. 2’-4’ Spread: 2’-3’

mee-RAH-bi-lis ha-LAH-pa                                       Spacing: 18”-24”

 

HABIT:           Fragrant trumpet shaped red, pink, yellow, and white flowers that open in mid afternoon. Upright growing, summer flowering perennial. Sow seed in full sun in early spring for color from midsummer to fall. Reseeds readily. As name implies, flowers open in late afternoon and last into the evening. Drought tolerant. Very tough perennial, can survive lots of abuse.

 

CULTURE:    Easy to grow in any soil but responds to healthy beds.

 

USES:             Summer color.

 

PROBLEMS:  Can develop into a weedy pest.

 

File:4 o'clock blooms.jpg

 


Previous Question | Back | Next Question
 
 
Printable Version | Back to Top

 
Moore Tree Care
 
Chia Omega
 
Turffalo
 

H A N N A H ' S    M A R K E T P L A C E

Send this website to a friend Make this website your home page