Marvel Of Peru Four O'Clock Seeds


4 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Named for its characteristic of blooming after 4pm, fast-growing Four O'Clock flourishes almost anywhere including hot, windy spots, and tolerates most soil types. Fragrant, tubular flowers attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. Excellent as an annual hedge. Reseeds freely. Wonderful in barrels, tubs, or other large containers.
$2.29 2 grams (~26 seeds)

Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa

Family: Nyctaginaceae

Native: Possibly Mexico

Hardiness: Tender perennial in USDA zones 9–11, usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–48" tall

Variety Information: 2" long, 1" wide tubular shaped flowers of crimson, red, scarlet, white, pink, and yellow.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.

Days to Emerge: 5 – 10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–24"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

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Marvel Of Peru Four O'Clock Seeds Reviews

8 reviews


3 out of 5 stars Jul 15, 2019
The seeds produced well but only one color (yellow)
Vikki from VA
Owner Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and let us know about this issue. We are so sorry you color mix was not complete. A customer service specialist will contact you shortly.

Huge plants

5 out of 5 stars Jul 31, 2019
I have over a handful growing and they are huge, full of flowers. I actually have pink, red, yellow, and white. I've never grown these before so didn't realize how big and bushy they can get. I'll plant them in a different location next year to give them more room.
Jenny Dreaden from KY

Great Variety

5 out of 5 stars Sep 17, 2019
I bought this from a local flower shop in NYC, I got a great number of yellows and pinks, they are beautiful and quick growers
Karina Homentowska from NJ

Tall flowers

4 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
I bought these for the hummingbirds, but they didn't really care about them. They got so tall, but so pretty - all different colors and they are re-seeding. Nice surprise (even though I finally read that on the inside of the seed envelope). Probably will not have to buy again next year, but I would rebuy this annual again if the seeds do not germinate.
Barbara Roeder from CO

Marvel of Peru 4 o'clocks

2 out of 5 stars Jun 7, 2021
Did not grow last season, seem to be growing this season but very slowly
Mona from CA
Owner Response: Dear Mona, Thank you for your review. Have you fertilized the plants recently? A nice, balanced fertilizer could encourage more growth and give you healthier plants. Check out our "Fertilizer: Which to use and when" article for some helpful information. https://www.botanicalinterests.com/product/How-do-I-Know-Which-Fertilizer-to-Use

Love 4:00s

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
It's so nice to have something 'easy' to grow. The seeds are big and manageable, they grow quickly and flower all season long. No staking, no pampering, no hassle beautiful flowers that you don't need to worry about.
Laura from IL


3 out of 5 stars May 24, 2022
I sowed all the seeds and only got 2 plants somehow and I'm a little disappointed that they don't seem to smell at all. I read that most smell except for those that don't. I guess I got the ones that don't. It is cool though that I have 2 colors (bright pinkish salmon and bright yellow) on one plant.
Aubrey from TX


5 out of 5 stars Mar 10, 2023
Two years ago, I tried planting my seeds in my greenhouse. They grew huge and multi colored. LOVED them, so I bought seeds for last summer. I made one big mistake.... I planted my baby Marvels into my outdoor flower beds. And they grew again into nice sized plants; but I forgot about our unpredictible Alaskan weather. Just as all the plants began opening into blooms, our area got an early light frost and killed every one of them! i was heartbroken -- but I am ordering them again and planting them back in my greenhouse this Spring.. Marvels of Peru are a gorgeous flowering plant!
Nancy from AK

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