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Mirabilis jalapa /Four O'Clock

Mirabilis jalapa  / Mirabilis jalapa
White tubular flowers and foliage
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White tubular flowers and foliage

Late evening and night bloomer

Hot pink flowers on a volunteer plant

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Flowers, buds, and foliage

Very fragrant flowers in late evening and night

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Scientific Name: Mirabilis jalapa
Common Name: Four O'Clock
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White, Yellow, Pink, Red, Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: This self-seeding perennial has a large, fleshy, underground root from which it returns when killed back by cold. Fragrant flowers open in late afternoon, thus its name, to perfume the garden. It has the potential of becoming invasive from volunteer seedlings.