Sweet Four o’clock

Mirabilis longiflora

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
Acidic

Location

Min elevation:
4500
Max elevation:
7000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Gila
Graham
Maricopa
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Germination Requirements: 
germinate from seed in spring; 55-70 degrees F

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
FloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Pollinator habitatWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
intolerant of frost; night blooming
Citations:
Hernández 1990