Native Region: Peru
Zone Range: 09-10
Preferred Climate: Warm temperate to tropical
Harvest Date: Tuesday 20 October, 2009
Seed count: 25-30
This bushy perennial bears fragrant red, pink, magenta or yellow flowers, some striped, in early to late summer. Flowers open in late afternoon-- hence the name 'four o'clocks.' Height 36 inches; spread 12 inches.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed at 13-18 degrees Celsius in early spring, or in situ after danger of frost has passed. Grow in moderately-fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, watering often when in growth.