Mirabilis multiflora

Wild Four O'clock

  • Pink Mirabilis multiflora, Mirablis multiflora, Wild Four O'clock

Wild Four O'clock is a magnificent native wildflower that blooms all summer with magenta-pink flowers that open in the afternoon. A perennial with huge, deep roots, it needs no extra water once established. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
High Impact - Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Very Waterwise
Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 70345


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.

SKU 70345
Common Name Wild Four O'clock
Botanical Name Mirablis multiflora
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 15-18" tall
Mature Spread 48-72" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
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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A neat plant to experiment with


from Arma Kansas

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Mirabilis multiflora:

    I live in southeastern Kansas where we get about 40 inches of annual precipitation. Far more than what this plant wants. I bought it as an experiement to place in my winter-hardy xeriscape bed that showcases succulents. I've had it for about three years and this year (summer 15') its just now blooming. It is lovely! It truly has few rivals. If you're not in the semi-arid west I would recommend that you plant it on the south side of your house in its rain shadow and prepare the site by amending the soil. Also realize its an experiment but one that you'll be glad you did.

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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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