Texas Four O'clock
Mirabilis texensis

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mirabilis (mih-RAB-ih-liss) (Info)
Species: texensis (teck-SEN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Deciduous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Beaumont, Texas

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 15, 2007, nonnee4 from Beaumont, TX wrote:

A friend gave me seed from her plants to start my garden. It took several attempts of soaking the seed overnight then placing the seed in pots before I had plants. My varieties are yellow flowered which love morning sun and some afternoon shade and red flowered that do better with morning sun and more afternoon shade. The seeds are easy to collect. They self-sow and transplanting the young plants is easy to do. Both do well in our hot Texas climate and do not require a lot of babying. They flower well into the fall.