What are the pros? Loads of flowers early in year
What are the cons? Never a blue flower!
I adore Four O'Clocks, and the Stars and Stripes mix is lovely, but no matter how often I plant this mix from seed, I always wind up with a million splashed rose (pale pink) flowers, a handfull of splashed yellow flowers, and no red, white, or blue flowers (where's the patriotism??). Here in San Diego, I can plant in late February and start enjoying blooms in late April. I've saved the tubers, collected the seeds, and purchased fresh seeds -- all three have high germination rates. These plants grow to approximately three feet tall and do extremely well in containers (although I have had my strongest plants bust right out of their clay containers). The taller plants will naturally droop a bit due to their weight, but are easily staked. I have saved the best for last: that wonderful Four O'Clock fragrance! This mix isn't as highly-perfumed as other Four O'Clocks, but that is like saying one home-grown tomato isn't quite as flavorful as another -- it's still fabulous!
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