Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Four O'Clocks

Four o'clocks (mirabilis Jalapa) are an old fashioned flower that bloom late in the afternoon. They have a wonderful fragrance. The ones in my yard are yellow, a dark pink color (fushia) and then I have bicolor with both colors on the same plant. They are tubers and I have dug up some as big as my arm. If you ever get some, be prepared to have them forever.

But they're pretty and easy - my kind of plants.