Mirabilis Jalapa commonly known as Four O’ clock flower, is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis plant, and is available in wide range of colors. Rich golden yellow covers shiny leaved plants. A beautiful evening flower, opening around four o'clock. The fragrance of the flower is like vanilla. The flowers are trumpet shaped and are formed singly or in groups. The Four O’clock flowers are about an inch across at the end and about two inches long. On a sunny day, the flowers open in the late afternoon, if it is cloudy, the flowers may be open all day long.
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Scientific Name: Mirabilis Jalapa
Common Name: Four O’clock, Yellow
Plant Type: Tender Perennial
Native Range: Tropical America
Height: 12 " to 36 "
Spread: up to 30 "
Habitat: Garden, Waste Ground, Roadsides
Zone: 1 to 10
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring and Summer
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, bumblebees, ladybugs and Humming birds
Flower Shape: trumpet like flower
Flower Color: Yellow
Moisture: Dry /Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium, Average Water
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: 6.2-7.2
Uses: Beds and Borders, Ornamental, Rain Garden, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Road sides