Mirabilis Jalapa - Four O'Clocks - Patio Kit - with Green Metal Planter, Soil & Growers Pot

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If you have limited space, no garden at all or just prefer container gardening, this kit is made for you! Container gardening makes it easy to care for your plants. As long as you have space on your porch, deck, patio or balcony for a medium-sized container, you can garden. Our patio kit comes with everything you need; planting stock, a decorative 5"x7" outer metal planter, a 5" nursery pot with drainage, block of compressed planting medium and growing directions.

About this Variety

'Four o'clock flowers grow and bloom abundantly late in the afternoon or evening. Hence the common name Four o'clock. Four o'clocks sport fragrant colors that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Uniquely different flower colors can appear on a single stem. Four o'clocks are attractive as a single specimen and do well in patio containers.

Highlights

  • Deer & critter resistant
  • Great patio color
  • Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds
  • Evening blooms
  • Grows well in containers

Exposure:

Full sun to partial shade

Blooms:

Summer

Height:

Grows 24-36" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Plant 15-18" apart, 2" deep

USDA Zones:

Grow as Perennial in zones 8-11. Grow as Annual elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

Plant early spring so that it can get established before the hot weather. Simply expand the soil following the directions. Fill the nursey pot with 2/3 of the medium, position the bulb, roots down, pointy end up and cover with the remaining soil. Water well, not letting the pot dry out. Give it the exposure needed, protect against freezing temperatures and sit back to enjoy watching it grow.

Care Tip

Bulbs are essentially storage mechanisms and already contain everything needed to produce flowers. Water liberally during the growing season as they should not be dry at any time. There is no need to fertilize them. After flowering, remove the root ball from the pot and plant in your garden prior to frost if USDA zone appropriate for flowers next season.