Hardiness: USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pale Yellow Bright Yellow White/Near White Cream/Tan
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Foliage: Herbaceous Smooth-Textured
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
On Jan 17, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:
'Custard and Cream' is interesting for its yellow, white, and bicolor blooms. The flowers open in the evening with a sweet fragrance.
Four O'Clocks are easy to grow from seed. Soak the seeds overnight, then direct sow in the garden in late spring, just covering them with soil. Even though the plants are annuals, they frequently overwinter here in zone 5, and they self-sow.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Tempe, Arizona Laguna West-lakeside, California Centerbrook, Connecticut Keystone Heights, Florida Zephyrhills, Florida Palatine, Illinois Quincy, Illinois Gonzales, Louisiana Butler, Missouri Raleigh, North Carolina Massillon, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma North Augusta, South Carolina Westmoreland, Tennessee Brazoria, Texas Cibolo, Texas Missouri City, Texas