Colorado Four O’clock

Mirabilis multiflora

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southwest United States in open, sandy hillsides and mesas within juniper and pinyon dominated plant communities at elevations between 2,500 to 7,500 feet
Size: 2′ x 6′
Sun: Sun to part shade
Watering: Regular supplemental water
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Prefers slightly alkaline, well drained soil
Temperature: Heat tolerant to 105 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Host for the White-Lined Sphinx. Flowers attract bees and Hummingbirds
Notes: Deciduous, dies back in winter. Difficult to grow in Phoenix because of the summer heat.

Photo by mrsv1980


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