Saturday, April 7, 2007

Four O'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) Seeds

Mirabilis jalapa better known by their common name Four O' Clocks are popular garden plants because they tolerate heat and low water pretty well. They get their common name from the fact that their flowers open later in the evening and last until the early morning. Four O' Clocks make great border plants and flower in full sun but will also perform well in deep shade. To me the ripe Four O' Clock seeds resemble black hand grenades and need to be nicked and soaked prior to sowing in the garden.

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