Four O’Clocks


Originally discovered by Conquistadors in the 16th century and was first called “Marvel of Peru.” As the name suggests, flowers do not open until late afternoon and then close early the next morning. Very attractive to hummingbird moths. Tender perennial grown as an annual.

Additional information

Seed Type


Package Size:

1/8 oz, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 1 lb

Latin Name:

Mirabilis jalapa


7-10 days


90 days

Flower Color

Shades of red, pink, yellow, and white

Bloom Season

Summer to Fall

Life Cycle

Perennial in zones 8-10; grown as annual in the north. May re-seed.

Plant Height:



Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct Sow

Planting Depth:



Thin to 18-24" apart

Seed Count

+/- 360 per ounce; 5,765 per pound

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