Marvel of Peru - Four O'Clocks - Marbles Mix
Aka Mirabellis jalapa, Japanese Wonder Flower
Four O'clocks are a cheerful mixture of bright colours with white marble striping. Their tropical appearance and fragrance are an enjoyable addition to your garden and can be planted in the ground or in pots that have lots of room for their root system.
Each flower is unique and produces trumpet-shaped flowers similar to petunias, but they could be bright pink, purple, yellow or orange. You can expect to see multiple colours of flowers on the same plant.
The flowers open in late afternoon (hence the name), and then remain open until the next morning.
Roots may be stored like dahlias over the winter for blooms year after year in zones cooler than 9 - 11.
Height: 24 inches
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inches
Sun: Full - Part Sun
Germination: 5 - 10 days
Sowing: soak seeds overnight to improve germination. Start indoors (preferred) 6 - 8 weeks before last frost. Outdoors: after last frost, once soil is warm.
Toxicity warning: all parts are toxic if ingested. Handle with care and keep away from pets.