Common Name Colorado Four O'clock, Showy Four O'clock, Froebel's Four O'clock, Giant Four O'clock
Latin Name Mirabilis multiflora
Native Habitat Southeast from 3,000 t0 7,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 1 foot X 1 foot, maximum 2 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Green evergreen leaves, purple flowers
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Mountain
Ornamental Value Green leaves, purple flower in July and August
Nature Value Bird eat seeds
Native American Uses Medicinal, ceremonial
Links  
    Images and data http://www.desertusa.com/mag00/feb/papr/4oclock.html
    Images and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Pink%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/mirabilis.htm
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Nyctaginaceae/Mirabilis_multiflora.html
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MIMU
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/1088.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/giantfouroclock.html
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