MIRABILIS jalapa (Four O'Clock, Pink) is a herbaceous perennial, but it is often grown as an annual in colder climates. It belongs to the Nyctaginaceae family.
Four O'Clock plants are bushy and can reach heights of 2 to 4 feet (60 to 120 cm). The leaves are simple and ovate, typically green in color. The Pink Four O'Clock variety produces flowers in a soft and delicate pink color. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and have a pleasant fragrance. They open in the late afternoon and stay open until the next morning, giving the plant its common name "Four O'Clock."
Four O'Clock typically blooms from mid-summer to fall, generally between July and October. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions. The Pink Four O'Clock variety of Mirabilis jalapa brings a gentle and graceful presence to the garden with its delicate pink flowers and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Four O'Clock thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types, including sandy or loamy soils. It is relatively adaptable and can grow in both cool and warm regions. Four O'Clock is known for its ability to tolerate drought conditions and can handle hot, dry summers.
The Pink Four O'Clock variety adds a soft and charming touch to the garden with its lovely pink blooms. They are often used as ornamental plants in borders, flower beds, and container gardens.
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Scientific Name: Mirabilis Jalapa
Common Name: Four O’clock, Pink
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Tropical America
Height: 24 " to 36 "
Spread: 24 to 36 "
Habitat: Garden and Waste Ground
Zone: 9 to 11
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies and Humming birds
Flower Shape: Round Petals with Long Stamens Inside, Trumpet like Flower
Flower Color: Pink
Water Requirement: Medium, Average Water
Soil Type: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Beds and Borders, Ornamental,Rain Garden, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers