Mirabilis jalapa Seed Mix

Four O'Clock Seeds

A rainbow of blooms form on glossy, deep-green foliage. Opening up in the afternoon, Four O’clocks are a delight in any sunny spot. Annual.
Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Containers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 12-36" tall
Bloom Time Spring to summer
Size No
SKU HC015925

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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SKU
HC015925
Details
Four OClocks get their name because they dont open until the late afternoon, creating much anticipation! This tropical wildflower has been a garden favorite for centuries, probably grown by your grandmother. An annual staple for any gardener.
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SKU
HC015925
Common Name
Four O'Clock Seeds
Botanical Name
Mirabilis jalapa
Seed Life Cycle
Annuals
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Ships As
Seed
Flower Color
Mixed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO
Yes
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Spring to summer
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 181 sq ft.
1 lb covers 725 sq ft.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy to Grow, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Containers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Rabbit Resistant
Additional Information
O
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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