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Four O'Clock Mix

SKU: AM018850
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Four O'Clocks, sometimes called 'Marvel of Peru', are low-growing, bushy plants with flowers that bloom in several colors on the same plant - often on the same trailing stem. Four O'Clocks tolerate average-to-poor soils beautifully, making them a favorite for sun and part-sun sites that haven't gotten much attention in the past. Blooms open every afternoon (around 4 o'clock) and have closed by the next morning. (Mirabilis jalapa)
key features
Botanical Name
Mirabilis jalapa Mix
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy To Grow, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


(24-36" tall) 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.