MIRABILIS multiflora (Four O'Clock, Wild) is a perennial flowering plant native to North America. Wild Four O'Clock is a herbaceous perennial, meaning it lives for multiple years. It belongs to the Nyctaginaceae family.
Wild Four O'Clock plants are bushy and can reach heights of 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). The leaves are simple and ovate, typically green in color. The flowers are tubular and trumpet-shaped, with five petals fused at the base. They come in a range of colors, including shades of pink, magenta, and purple. The flowers are often two-toned, with a contrasting throat color.
Wild 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.
Wild 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 adapted to dry, arid conditions and is commonly found in desert, prairie, and mountainous regions.
Wild Four O'Clock plants are valued for their attractive and colorful flowers. They are often used in native plant gardens, wildflower meadows, and naturalized landscapes. The flowers also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
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Scientific Name: Mirabilis Multiflora
Common Name: Four O’clock, Wild
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: North America
Height: 12 to 24 "
Spread: 48 to 72 "
Habitat: Garden and Waste Ground
Zone: 4 to 8
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Quail and Humming birds
Flower Shape: Showy Flower with Long Stamens
Flower Color: Magenta Pink
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Sandy, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil pH: Acidic, Alkaline
Uses: Beds and Borders, Ornamental, Rain Garden, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Walkways