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4 O’ Clock
· Sun Full
Type Medium size
Season Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Use Beds, Borders
Attracts Bees and Butterfly’s
Cycle Perennial, Annual
o’clock flowers grow and bloom abundantly in the summer garden. Blooms open in
the late afternoon and evening, hence the common name four o’clocks. Highly
fragrant, in a range of colors, the four o’clock plant sports attractive
flowers that attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
4 O’ Clock Plant info
Four o’clock flowers, Mirabilis jalapa,
were originally found in the Andes Mountains of South America. The Mirabilis
part of the Latin name means “wonderful” and is an accurate description of the
hardy four o’clock plant. Grow four o’clocks in poor to average soil for the
most abundant production of four o’clock flowers. Many varieties of the flower
exist, including some that are native to the United States. Native Americans
grew the plant for medicinal properties. Mirabilis multiflora is called the
Colorado four o’clock. By now you may wonder what four o’clock flowers look
like. They are tubular shaped blooms in colors of white, pink, purple, red and
yellow that grow on erect to trailing green stems. Different flower colors can
appear on a single stem, in some varieties. Bi-color flowers are common, such
as a white flower with red markings on the throat.
Sowing and growing instructions
Dig a good shovelful of fine, rich compost about a
foot deep below surface level to accommodate four o’clock’s long taproot, and
be ready to keep the area consistently moist during and beyond germination.
Seed Treatment: Mirabilis seeds can remain dormant for years. When
growing four o’clock from seed, we recommend either (or both) a good overnight
soak in lukewarm water, or mechanical stratification by scoring or lightly
sanding the seeds to assist in germination. For the latter, a few passes with
an Emery board work well. For more tips on treating seeds prior to planting,
check out our post, “The Dirt on Successful
When to Plant
sow seeds after all danger of frost has passed.
When and How to
Plant Indoors: Sow your four o’clock seeds indoors 6-8 weeks prior to your last
frost. Protect the growing taproot by planting in peat pots or CowPots™, and consider growing and watering them in
capillary trays to encourage root growth from the bottom. If you don’t have
overhead fluorescent lights and sub-tray heat mats, germinate your seeds in a
warm, sunny window.
Seed Depth: Plant 1/4″ deep. M. jalapa seeds are larger than most that require
sunlight, so they shouldn’t be surface sown.
Seed Spacing: Plant or thin 12″ to 18″ apart.
Days to Germination: 7-14 days at 70°F.
Transplanting Tips: Soak and score your peat pots and plant them
in loose, damp-to-wet garden soil. Take care not to damage the growing taproot.
All seeds will come in a resalable
plastic zip lock bag and placed in a bubble envelope so the seeds are not
damaged by shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other
weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a
high germination rate.
that all seed orders will contain the quantity ordered. Unlike many sellers who
sell seeds by weight, all seed our counts are almost always correct, as the
seeds are packaged and counted by hand. Seed packages are all double checked to
insure accuracy. We do our best and will often add extra seeds.
We are a seller that caters to
experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily
available online. Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we
do not ship growing instructions.
All My Seeds Are Sold Fresh So You Can Plant them Anytime within 2
years from Purchase
***Note: It is normal for
tropical seed germination to be sporadic from as little as 30 days to 6 months
or more- so patience is required. Buyers should do their own research for plant
uses if needed.
BE PREPARED – Some Seed can be somewhat difficult to germinate – much
patience and time may be required – please don’t be wondering why the seeds
have not germinated after short periods of time. This is normal. Several months
will be needed for some seed.
Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide
germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if
you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it
is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because
we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination
failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you
Seed is a
live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper
planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use
of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and
reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of
the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer’s
responsibility and risk.
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shopping cart. When you are done adding all the items you want pay threw your
shopping cart. You pay for shipping on the first pack of seeds and all other
seeds ship free, if paid for all on the same order. Your shopping cart will
combine the shipping for you. We only ship in the U.S.
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All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination.
Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your
seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing
instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able
to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to
garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good
viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.