(Mirabilis jalapa) Four O’Clocks -Don Pedros
Introduced 1982 by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange who said, “Our neighbor brought this heirloom back from her mother’s home town in Spain where this flower is locally known as Don Pedro’s.” Unlike modern Four O’Clocks it has beautiful variegated flowers. Flowers are primarily magenta or yellow. On some plants both color types occur, on other plants the flowers are variegated striped or spotted. Flowers open about 4:00 in the afternoon and in the evening are pollinated by large hawk moths and sphinx moths. Ht. 18 in. Pkt (2 g, 20 seeds)
Growing Instructions: Annual. Germination: 70°F, 14 days. Full sun. Direct sow in late spring. Space 12-18 in. apart. Self sows.