FOUR - O’CLOCK PLANT

£2.75
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FOUR - O’CLOCK PLANT

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Product Code: FOUF153
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FOUR - O’CLOCK PLANT

Mirabilis jalapa

Also know as Marvel of Peru or Beauty of the Night.

A very old variety it was originally discovered by the French botanist Andre Michaux way back in 1792.

Four o’clock received its name because of its habit of opening in the late afternoon.

It would make a great story but unfortunately it’s the drop in temperature that causes the flower to open and not the time of day.

The flowers close the next morning, except on dull, cloudy days.

Flowers are trumpet shaped, about an inch across and about two inches long.

The fragrant flowers are borne singly or in clusters, and can be red, magenta, pink, yellow or white, and are often splashed with contrasting colours.

Like Petunia, bicoloured flowers can also be produced.

Even more interesting is that as the plant matures, it can display flowers of different colours on the same plant; the yellow flowers can change to pink or white ones change to light violet.

Flowers from late spring until the first frost.

Use for tall flower beds or as a screening plant.

SOWING INSTRUCTIONS

Optimum Germination Temp: 21°C
Sowing Depth: 2cm
Sow outdoors: April - May
Plant Spacing: 25 - 30cm
Some shade necessary
Flowers: July - October
Height: 60 - 70cm

Seeds per packet (approx.): 16

Mixed Colours

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