Once established Showy Four O'Clocks will provide you with an
abundance of flowers from early summer until the end of the
growing season. Showy Four O'Clocks are also called Wild Four
O'Clock becasue they can be found growing wild in several parts of
Showy Four O'Clocks roots are edible and were used by Native
Americans and early settlers for numerous medicinal purposes.
Plant Showy Four O'Clocks in full sun in well drained soil.
This easy to grow perennial tolerates poor soils and
drought very well. Showy Four O'Clock is southern
Colorado native plant.
Seed can be grown in a cold frame or greenhouse in early spring
and moved outdoors after danger of frost has passed. For quicker
growth purchase pre-started plants at your local Garden Center. Space
new transplants 24" to 48" apart. Be sure to plant Showy Four O'Clocks
where you want them because the plant develops a large tap root which makes it very difficult to
Potential pests ~ diseases: