Today's bloom is Hairy Four O'Clock (Mirabilis albida)

Bloom of the Day for July 24th, 2012:

Type of plant: Perennials

Bloom color: Pink, Violet/Lavender

Bloom time of year: Late Spring/Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Zone 3a to Zone 11

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm), 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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Kell wrote:
WOW, so pretty! And I hate Four:O'Clocks. They are the bane of my garden!

ardesia wrote:
LOL, Count youe blessing Kell, your bane could be the chamber bitter I deal with 24/7. Beautiful picture but why is it called white?

Kell wrote:
I had to look up chamber bitter, Alice. I guess I am lucky 4 O'Clocks bloom so pretty. But I hate them. LOL I am stuck for life with them. I wondered too about why it was called white. I even googled it to make sure it came in colors.

pirl wrote:
I'm also curious as to why "white" is part of the name.

BajaBlue wrote:
the white comes from the latin name for thw species= albita which means little pake or white- thw stems of this species are very pale whitish