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|Positive ||tardis ||On Jul 17, 2010, tardis from Albuquerque, NM wrote:
I agree with angele - this plant is a hardy perennial here in zone 7(b). It also reseeds readily. The fragrance is indescribable, an amalgam of honeysuckle and Datura with spicy hints of sandalwood and black pepper. Lovely plant.
|Positive ||angele ||On Aug 11, 2009, angele wrote:
The hardiness zone (9) listed for this plant is not correct. This plant is found growing wild in the mountains near my home and I have grown this plant from seed. It is hardy in zone 7. A vendor that has this plant for sale also lists it as hardy to zone 7.
I think the flowers and foliage are absolutely gorgeous.
|Positive ||SW_gardener ||On Sep 4, 2008, SW_gardener from (Zone 6a) wrote:
easily grown from seed, grew well in a container, flowers at night with a heavenly scent. Can be staked to grow up tall or allowed to sprawl naturaly.
|Positive ||bluespiral ||On Dec 4, 2007, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:
The tubers of this plant overwintered in my garden this past winter, which is zone 7a with no special protection.
|Positive ||frostweed ||On Sep 10, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Wild Four O'Clock, Angel's Trumpets, Mirabilis longiflora, is native to Texas and other States.
|Neutral ||macybee ||On Jun 25, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Per wildflowers of Tucson, Arizona
Scientific Name: Mirabillis longiflora
Common Name: Sweet Four O'Clock, Maravilla
Flower Color:White to pale pink
Plant Type: Herb, Perennial
Height: To 5 feet tall
Notes: The tubular flowers are 6" long or more and have a magenta center and curling,magenta stamens that project up to 2" beyond the flowers. The leaves are green, opposite, and ovate to heart-shaped. These noturnal floweres Bloom July to SEptember in rocky, foothill canyons.
I would certainly like to have some of these!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Spring Hill, Florida
Ellicott City, Maryland
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
North Augusta, South Carolina
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
Walnut Grove, Washington