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Four O'Clocks

Sometimes called "Marvel of Peru," these bulbs will produce low-growing, bushy plants with flowers in several colors on the same plant. (Mirabilis jalapa)

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Details:

Height: 20-24" tall
Bulb Spacing: 10 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Early summer until frost
Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 27BULB5
Common Name Four O'Clocks
Botanical Name Mirabilis jalapa
Zones 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 20-24" tall
Bulb Spacing 10 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2-3" deep
Bloom Time Early summer until frost
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-6.
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Here's a favorite from your grandmother's garden. Four O'Clocks are world famous, and sometimes called the 'Marvel of Peru'. They are native in Peru, and the 'Marvel' part is because these short, bushy plants open lovely tubular flowers in several colors--the same plant may have two or three colors in bloom at any given time. These fascinating flowers can be grown from seed, but with our bulbs (which form in time when you plant the seed), they grow much more quickly, giving you months more of the flowers. Simply lift the bulbs in fall like dahlias, and replant for more flowers the next spring.'
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Four O'Clocks
 
4.8

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5.0

Best way to start four o'clock

By jaspernigel

from Indianapolis

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Four O'Clocks:

        To fill in an area slightly late in the season and add color to the front yard. Butterflys and humming birds came. do not have any cons.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet smelling night bloomers --yum !

        By Baroness Belladonna ThornApple

        from Westfield , MA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Big Healthy Tubers

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • In A Night Scented Garden

        Comments about Four O'Clocks:

        Most companies only sell seeds for this variety- yours had the BIG tubers which make for a larger faster growing plant-- They are still blooming into early October-- we plan to dig them up and store them for Winter in the cellar-- they were bushy and healthy- I am so glad I found your company . This was a gift for my husband who grows a scented evening-blooming garden with many varieties that we can enjoy on hot Summer nights-- these performed WAAAY beyond our expectations !! Thank you so much ! I look forward to see what you have for next year !

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Truly Marvels!

        By Sandy

        from Julesburg, CO

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        Pros

        • BEAUTIFUL
        • Easy to Grow
        • Flowers Last All Summer
        • I Use In Borders
        • Low-water

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Borders
        • Space In Flower Beds
        • Useful In Poor Soil

        Comments about Four O'Clocks:

        I use these plants to 'hold space' between mum plantings in a border. They provide non-stop color until frost when the chrysanthemums provide color. Four o'Clocks will reseed themselves. Unfortunately in my climate (zone 3) they are not a perennial.
        Next year I will expand their use to an area that has in the past grown terrific weeds. The four o'clocks will provide an excellent alternative if I'm careful about clearing the weeds. I love these plants for their beauty and ease.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Always a winner

        By Moose

        from Aurora, IL

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        Comments about Four O'Clocks:

        Easy to grow and they re-seed themselves....nice bushy annual.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Gorgeous plant

        By Aren

        from Reno, NV

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Four O'Clocks:

        Bloomed within a few months of planting. Grew so tall I had to stake it! I haven't seen different bloom colors on the same plant, but the magenta, pink and yellow blooms on the individual plants are beautiful

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        Shipping

        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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