Four O'Clock Flower

Mirabilis jalapa

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An unusual, bushy perennial frequently treated as an annual in the UK. A fragrant, trumpet-shaped, multi-coloured profusion of flowers open in the afternoon. A great garden favourite in Victorian times, it's tubers can be lifted & overwintered indoors.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Special features

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

South America.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

Suits containers/tubs and flower beds/borders in a variety of garden styles from informal cottage to urban patio/courtyard.

Personality

Family

Nyctaginaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally disease free

Related Problems

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