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Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Apr 17, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Red, White and Pink

Four o'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)

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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Apr 17, 2019 6:15 PM CST
Very pretty banner Kurt!
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Apr 17, 2019 6:52 PM CST
Beautiful banner Kurt.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 17, 2019 8:32 PM CST
Great banner Kurt!
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Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
Apr 18, 2019 5:03 AM CST
I've occasionally seen photos of these (didn't know they were called Four O'clocks - any reason why?) but have never seen one in real life. So an especially interesting and pretty banner for me, Kurt! Thank you! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Apr 18, 2019 5:58 AM CST
Even before the magic opening hour, these are beauties. Nice job, Kurt. I tip my hat to you.
Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Apr 18, 2019 6:14 AM CST
My Mom grew these when I was a child. I always wondered why the name and was told because the blooms open after 4:00 pm. Makes a wonderful banner; and rekindles another fond memory from my early days. Thanks for sharing Kurt! Hurray!
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Apr 18, 2019 7:30 AM CST
One of my favorite annuals! Thank you Kurt for the great banner!
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Apr 18, 2019 9:19 AM CST
Very nice banner, Kurt! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Apr 18, 2019 9:32 AM CST
Aha, now I know! Thanks, Leon.
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Apr 18, 2019 9:50 AM CST
each flower blooms for one night , usually opening around 6 or 7 pm and closing the next morning by about 10 am
at which point it drops off and a seed is produced in it's place

and pattern repeats all season long , lots of flowers and lots of seeds
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Apr 18, 2019 10:57 AM CST
Wow! Now I need to see if it's available here or in France. Thanks!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 18, 2019 10:06 PM CST
TBGDN said:My Mom grew these when I was a child. I always wondered why the name and was told because the blooms open after 4:00 pm. Makes a wonderful banner; and rekindles another fond memory from my early days. Thanks for sharing Kurt! Hurray!


Four o'Clocks were the first flower I grew as a child. My Mom had a flowerbed that she allowed me to sow in the ground and grow the seeds. I haven't since then, but maybe I will next year. I think I'll try and sow seeds next spring in a container or two in tribute to my late and beloved Mom. Lovey dubby

"and rekindles another fond memory from my early days." Thumbs up

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