Four O'Clocks, 'Full Moon'
(Mirabilis jalapa) An essential addition to your Moon Garden, Four O'Clocks are the perfect package for night pollinators and midnight garden parties: moonlight-reflecting white flowers and an alluring, sweet scent reminiscent of jasmine. Plant under your bedroom window and outside your breakfast nook to enjoy the nighttime and early morning fragrance all summer long. Plants will brightly stretch and branch to 3' tall with a beautiful vibrant green architecture, and will self sow readily (but not out of control!) in our Northwest climate. Tubers may be dug and stored over winter, then planted out after frost the following spring for a jump on the season.
75-85 days. UO
Packet: 20 seeds
Product Code: FOC-FM-pkt
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Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant after last frost (soil temp around 65F)
Direct sow after last frost when soil temps are 65F
Note: May self-sow but not aggressively. If you are concerned, deadhead often! If you are having trouble with germination, you may nick the seeds and soak overnight before sowing.
7-14 days @ soil temp 65-75F
Full sun to mostly full sun
Average. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil but are drought, heat, and poor soil tolerant.
While not absolutely necessary, you may provide staking or netting to keep them upright and tidy. They do tend to support each other and have a lovely upright habit.
You may pinch them, but honestly they need very, very little from you.
Drought, heat, and poor soil tolerant.
Rabbit and Deer resistant.
Attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and nocturnal pollinators! Flowers open late afternoon and remain open until morning.
Tubers may be dug for storage (like dahlias) or left in the ground depending on your zone (zone 8+).
Love them in the garden as they are not suitable for cutting.