Four O'Clocks Kaleidoscope (Mirabilis jalapa)
Sow in average soil in full sun after danger of frost. Sow about 6" apart and cover with 1/2" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 7-10 days. Thin to stand 12-18" apart when seedlings are 1-2" high. Blooms in summer
A day or two after the flower has dropped off, a small green seed will be visible. Don't pick these until the full dark color is observed (usually a day or two after you see the green seed).
Unique multicolored blooms from mid-day to evening. Drought tolerant.