Formula Mix, Four O'clock Seeds

Formula Mix, Four O'clock Seeds

The Four O'clock Formula Mix will create a statement in any garden, blooming in all shades of bright pink, red, yellow and white. This variety is an annual, but the roots can be lifted in the fall, stored during winter, and re-planted the next spring.
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Key Attributes

Sun
Sun: Full Sun
Packet
Packet: 50 Seeds
Days To Maturity (# Days)
Days To Maturity (# Days): 75
Botanical Name
Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa

Product Details

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.2

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Plant Height

18-36"

Botanical Name

Mirabilis jalapa

Seed Type

Seed

Additional Characteristics

Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Extended Blooms, Ground Cover

Seeds Per Gram

13

Seeds Per Pound

6,000

Packet

50 Seeds

Sow Depth

1/4"

Seeds Per Ounce

375

Breed

Open-pollinated

Sun

Full Sun

Growing Conditions

Container Friendly

Life Cycle

Perennial

Sow Method

Direct Sow,Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Days To Maturity (# Days)

75

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning DownloadHow to Grow Four O’clock

Four O’clock flowers get their name because they bloom in correlation with changes to light and temperatures, usually in the evenings between 4 and 8 p.m. They bloom in a trumpet shape with many different color varieties.

Before Planting: Four O’clock seeds don’t require pretreatment to germinate and sprout easily if planted in warm, moist soil.

Planting: Begin the seeds indoors up to six week before the last frost. Move the seedlings outdoors after the last spring frost, however use a hardening off process to slowly acclimate them to the outdoors.

Watering: Four O’clocks only need occasional watering.

Fertilizer: Plant Four O’clock flowers in rich, composted soil because they are heavy feeders.

Days to Maturity: Four O’clocks bloom from June through first frost.

Harvesting: Because of their short blooming period, Four O’clock flowers typically aren’t harvested as cut flowers.

Tips: Keep in mind, Four O’clocks are toxic compounds that can cause digestive issues or skin irritation.

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