Four-O'Clock-Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Alexandria, VA
Question by melinausky
August 9, 1998
I just collected seeds from a friend's four-o'clock-plants. Could I just plant them in the ground now or should I wait till Spring and start indoors?

Answer from NGA
August 9, 1998


Four-o'clocks (Mirabilis jalapa, also called Marvel of Peru) are best started by direct planting in the soil where they are to grow; plant the seeds outside in late spring after frost and when the soil is warm. They need full sun to grow and flower at their best. Enjoy your plants!

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