Four O’Clock, High Desert (Mirabilis multiflora), packet of 7 seeds

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$4.95

Family: Four O’Clock (Nyctaginaceae)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 11

(High Desert Four O’Clock, Maravilla) Herbaceous desert perennial.  Native to the American Southwest.  Produces myriads of extraordinary, tubular, flaring purple flowers, from a thick, creeping stem with leathery, olive-green leaves.  Traditional usage (Native American):  appetite suppressant.  Plant prefers full sun, poor and dry soils; elevation tolerant.   Light retards germination. Sow 1 inch deep in spring or summer.  Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.  Flowers to 1 foot.

7 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Lilia

    Zone 3-4

    Lilia

    It grows abundantly here in the wild at 8000′ High altitude desert at 38 degrees latitude

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    • Beverly Lutgen (verified owner)

      That’s fantastic news to me!

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    • Anita Stone

      Could these beautiful plants be grown as a potted annual in zone 5?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, i think that would be the best way to grow it in a z 5. the advantage of “multiflora” over “jalapa” for potted culture, is that it stays small, trails, and blooms close to the pot. jalapa would have to get really tall before they would flower, and that’s not as conducive to potted culture. r

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    • Diane Tipton

      This plant does well in Denver, CO which is zone 5

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    • Connie

      Mirabilis multiflora does very well in zone 5, Denver area. Mine grows abt 1 ‘ high and 2-3’ wide.

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