High Desert Four o'Clock (Mirabilis multiflora) in the Mirabilis Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 6a
Plant Height: 18 - 30 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Magenta
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: Seeds are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On January 30, 2019 Seeds germinated
3 seeds w/radicals (potted them up); some of the other seeds starting to mold, sanitized them w/H2O2, put on fresh paper towel & put back in warm room temp; 4th seed w/radical 1-31-19; 5th & 6th on 2-1-19; 7th on 2-2-19 (but the radical was not as thick as the previous ones & the seed coat was already peeling back from the cotyledons -- might have damaged it with the H2O2); 1st seedling (cotyledons) emerged on 2-3-19; 8th & 9th showing radicals on 2-4-19 (had re-sanitized remaining 3 seeds the morning of 2-3-19 & might have damaged another of the radicals; had removed seed coat from the other that had a radical showing 2-4-19); 2nd seedling (cotyledons) emerged on 2-5-19; 3rd, 4th & 5th seedlings emerged on 2-6-19; 6th & 7th seedlings (cotyledons) emerged on 2-7-19; 10th (last) seed showing its radical on 2-8-19 (had removed the seed coat a few days before); 8th seedling (cotyledons) emerging 2-9-19 (the one that germinated 2-4-19 that I'd removed the seed coat from); 9th seedling (cotyledons) emerged without me noticing when & the 10th (which was the 10th to germinate) is working on unfurling its cotyledons on 2-15-19; moved all of them to the basement under lights & on a heat mat 2-15-19
MrsBinWY On January 27, 2019 Seeds sown
10 seeds on paper towel in baggie @ warm room temp
MrsBinWY On March 13, 2018 Seeds germinated
MrsBinWY On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
soaked overnight & sown the next morning in individual pots; 12 seeds from 2017 garden
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