Marvel of Peru Four O'Clocks
- Tender perennial/annual plants grow to 2-3 feet tall
- A wide range of colors
- Fragrant blossoms attract pollinators and birds
- Great for ornamental plantings
(Mirabilis jalapa) Discovered by Conquistadors in the 16th century, Four O’Clocks, also known as Marvel of Peru, open their fragrant flowers in the late afternoon. Blooms range from white to magenta and attract hummingbird moths. A tender perennial, often grown as an annual, this species grows 2-3' tall and can self-sow.
Start Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost
Germination: 5-18 Days
Plant Outdoors: 12-18” Apart
Light: Sun/Partial Shade
Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be direct-seeded outdoors after last frost. Prefers average soil. Plant near a patio, door, or window to catch their heavenly scent. May self-seed in mild climates.