Wild Four O'clock
15-18" tall x 48-72" wide (seed propagated). In its full afternoon glory, Wild Four O'clock has few rivals. A mature plant will have hundreds of magenta-pink flowers open at one time! This short grass prairie wildflower is one of our most xeric species with an enormous, deep-growing taproot. Plant it in any soil, even clay, where it will get plenty of sun and heat. Once established, it grows best when given very little extra irrigation.
|Common Name||Wild Four O'clock|
|Botanical Name||Mirablis multiflora|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||15-18" tall|
|Mature Spread||48-72" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Season||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Very Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Rabbit Resistant, High Impact - Low Maintenance|
|Ideal Region||Hot Desert, Western Only|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Canada||No|
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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