Four o'clocks are well known for their bright trumpet-shaped flowers and strong, pleasant fragrance. Native to tropical areas of North and South America, they are also called marvel of Peru. Four o'clocks are actually perennials that are grown as annuals, in most areas of the United States. The bushy plants make attractive hedge or border. Flower colors include white, red, pink, yellow, and some two-toned blooms. An edible crimson dye is made from the flowers to color cakes and jellies.
- Packet of flower seeds
- Annual plant Mirabilis jalapa
- Made in the USA
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Four-o'clock plants are very easy to plant and grow throughout America and around the world. Planting should be done when all chances of frost have passed in your area. Four-o'clocks thrive in partially sunny locations, but will do well in sunny locations.
The seeds should be pressed into the soil with a small covering of soil no more than a 1/2 inch. Space the seeds approximately 1 to 2 feet apart. The seeds will sprout in 7 to 14 days depending on the temperature. The plants will grow to a height of 3 feet in most climates and produce an abundance of scented flowers. They will continue blooming until the first frost.