Northwood Seeds
Providing naturally grown seed for retail distributors, 
commercial growers, and for home gardeners

Four O' Clocks 
( mirabilis jalapa )

 This cheerful flower got the common name “Four O’Clocks” because the flowers open in late the afternoon. They remain open until morning and on cloudy days, they may not close at all. They are pollinated by bees, hummingbirds and moths. The trumpet-shaped, flowers come in pink, red, yellow, white and some bi-colors and have a slight, sweet vanilla scent. 

  Additionally, an individual flower can be splashed with different colors ( shown in one of our photographs). Another interesting point is a color-changing phenomenon. For example, in the yellow variety, as the plant matures, it can display flowers that gradually change to a dark pink color. Similarly white flowers can change to light violet or yellow.  
  Four O'Clocks are leafy, shrub like, multi-branched perennials that produce flowers all summer long. The plants are erect and spreading, 2-3 ft (0.6-0.9 m) tall and just as wide. They have numerous branches and opposite, pointed leaves 2-4 in (5-10 cm) long. Four o'clock is great for a bed or border and tends to reseed prolifically, assuring a steady supply for years to come. This wonderfully colorful, old-fashioned plant is easy to grow and great for a child's garden. Four O'Clocks are native to tropical South America. They have become naturalized in many parts of the Southern U.S.

1  pack of 50+ seeds  $3.00
1oz (approximately 350+ seeds) $7.50

1/4 lb  $15.00
1/2 lb  $25.00
1 lb (approximately 5600+ seeds)  $40.00

IMG_3164 copy.jpg (107652 bytes)  IMG_3165 copy.jpg (87725 bytes)  IMG_3166 copy.jpg (60314 bytes)  IMG_3167 copy.jpg (77388 bytes)  

IMG_3169 copy.jpg (82620 bytes)  IMG_3163 copy.jpg (218776 bytes)  IMG_3172 copy.jpg (158239 bytes)  IMG_3760 copy.jpg (203546 bytes)

Click on picture to see larger image



Home      About our Seed     Ordering & Shipping     Contact      About us   

© 2015 Northwood Seeds