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The Four O'clock Marvel of Peru, 'Mirabilis jalapa', has flowers that often open after 4 pm for late day drama. They are lightly fragrant. Four O'clock grows and flowers almost anywhere including hot, windy spots. The 2 inch long, 1 inch wide tubular shaped flowers appear in colors of crimson, red, scarlet, white, pink, and yellow. The Marvel of Peru blooms in summer through fall.Four O'clocks prefer full sun but will tolerate light shade. They also tolerate a wide range of soils but they prefer a sandy well drained location. Water frequently for best results. Plant in the spring after the last average frost date. Marvel of Perus are excellent for pots or large tubs, and they make an great annual hedge.
Scientific Name : Mirabilis jalapa

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