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Four O'Clock

Mirabilis jalapa

Marvel of Peru, Belle de nuit, Four o'clock flower, False jalap, Four o'clock plant, Garden jalap, Jalap plant, Marvel of the world, Pretty-by-night, Japanese wonder flower, Pearl of Egypt

An unusual bushy perennial frequently treated as an annual in the UK it's fragrant, trumpet-shaped different coloured profusion of flowers open in the afternoon. A great garden favourite in Victorian times, it's tubers can be lifted & overwintered indoors.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Special features

Geography

Origin
America, South, America

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
Suits containers/tubs and flower beds/borders in a variety of garden styles from informal cottage to urban patio/courtyard.

Personality

Family
Nyctaginaceae
Flower colour
Multi coloured
Scent
Mild

Problems

Generally disease free

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