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Colorado Four O'clock
Scientific Name: Mirabilis multiflora (Torr.) Gray
Synonym: Oxybaphus multiflorus, Quamoclidion multiflorum
Family: Nyctaginaceae
Colorado Four O'clock (Mirabilis multiflora)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2,10,12
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade

Origin: Southwestern USA, northwestern Mexico, at 3000 to 7000 feet elevation (900-2100 m)

Growth Habits: Perennial, 2 feet tall (60 cm), 4 feet spread (1.2 m); tap root; blue-green leathery leaves

Watering Needs: Very low water

Propagation: Seeds, difficult to transplant

Blooming Habits:
Purple petunia-like flowers in summer. The flowers open in mid to late afternoon and fade in the morning.

Soak the seeds in warm to hot water to accelerate the germination.

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