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Four O' Clocks 
( mirabilis jalapa )

 This cheerful flower got the common name “Four O’Clocks” because the flowers open in late the afternoon. They remain open until morning and on cloudy days, they may not close at all. They are pollinated by bees, hummingbirds and moths. The trumpet-shaped, flowers come in pink, red, yellow, white and some bi-colors and have a slight, sweet vanilla scent. 

  Additionally, an individual flower can be splashed with different colors ( shown in one of our photographs). Another interesting point is a color-changing phenomenon. For example, in the yellow variety, as the plant matures, it can display flowers that gradually change to a dark pink color. Similarly white flowers can change to light violet or yellow.  
  
  Four O'Clocks are leafy, shrub like, multi-branched perennials that produce flowers all summer long. The plants are erect and spreading, 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) tall and just as wide. They have numerous branches and opposite, pointed leaves 2-4 in (5-10 cm) long. Four o'clock is great for a bed or border and tends to reseed prolifically, assuring a steady supply for years to come. This wonderfully colorful, old-fashioned plant is easy to grow and great for a child's garden. Four O'Clocks are native to tropical South America. They have become naturalized in many parts of the Southern U.S.

1  pack of 50+ seeds  $3.00
1oz (approximately 350+ seeds) $7.50

1/4 lb  $15.00
1/2 lb  $25.00
1 lb (approximately 5600+ seeds)  $40.00

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