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Four O Clock Red Bloom Seeds

Four O Clock Red Bloom Seeds

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Red Four O’ Clock Flower Seeds, (Mirabilis Jalapa Red)

minimum 30 seeds per package, Non GMO, Open Pollinated

 **Note: You can soak the seeds overnight in water for a little quicker germination.

 The hummingbirds will love your garden when you grow these flowers from Four O' Clock seeds. These favorites have a bright red trumpet shaped flower that pollinators love. 

Four O’ Clock flowers open in the morning, afternoon and on cloudy days. They grow very bushy and full of red flowers.  Plants often self-sow, so allow some spent flowers to go to seed.  The roots form tubers that may be dug up and stored over the winter.  Shorter varieties are fine for containers.  Plants are heat and drought tolerant.

Native to tropical areas of North and South America they prefer warm climates. Four O' Clocks are actually perennials, but are grown as annuals in most of the heavy frost areas of the U.S. The bushy plants make an attractive hedge or border. Native to tropical South America in the Andes – and also sometimes called Marvel of Peru – it is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis. Discovered by Europeans in 1540, the root was used by indigenous peoples for medicinal purposes, while the flowers produce an edible red dye for coloring food.

In North Texas they do very well in part shade.

Season: Perennial in warm weather zones 9 - 11

USDA Zones: 8 - 10

Height: 18 - 36 inches

Bloom Season: Spring and summer

Bloom Color: Red

Environment: Full sun does best

Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.2 - 7.2

Deer Resistant: Yes

Temperature: 65 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days

Depth: 1/8” to ¼” deep

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 - 24 inches

Caution: This flower seed is poisonous.

How to Sow and Plant:

Four O’ Clocks may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden after frost.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun after all danger of frost.

Prepare the soil by removing weeds and working organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth.

Thin to stand 12-18 inches apart when seedlings are 1-2 inches high. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season.


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