Four O' Clock
Mirabilis jalapa 'Marbles Mix'

Family: Nyctaginaceae (nyk-taj-i-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mirabilis (mih-RAB-ih-liss) (Info)
Species: jalapa (juh-LAP-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Marbles Mix

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

White/Near White

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Fort Myers, Florida

Madison, Illinois

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 10, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

A delicious, sweet, orange-blossom scent is cast on the air every afternoon as these rare, striped, trumpet-shaped flowers open.

This rare selection features the striped flowers that so enraptured past generations of gardeners.

The scented flowers attract hummingbirds by day and moths by night.

Annual; tender perennial;
2 ft tall
Seed to bloom: 12 wks
Color: Mix
Full sun;
Soil: Regular, well-drained
Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,
Hardiness: TA