Mutant Four O'Clocks

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Okay, I know you're probably all getting tired of hearing about our Four O'clocks........but, I told you all about my mutant "Pink Peppermint" looking Four O'Clocks which I just love. Tonight, this bloom opened. It is half Fuschia and half Pink Peppermint on the same bloom. I am not kidding. It looks like I spliced this together, but I did not. Isn't it incredible?! There was also a bloom that had the Peppermint look with larger Fuschia striations on it. I love them! This is the only plant that I have seen this on to this degree. I think this plant was originally white and we had planted a fuschia one behind it. It is so cool what the mixing of the seeds is doing. I definitely want this in our babies, Olivia & Drayton's Memorial Garden! Does anyone else have blooms like this on their Fours? I've been growing them for years and this is the first I have seen this particular mix.

Did you know that Four O'clocks are also called Marvel of Peru & Beauty of the Night and the botanical name for them is Mirabilis Jalapa

1 Comment:

Barbee' said...

Oh, aren't you the lucky one. That is so pretty! Here in Kentucky, we have to dig the roots and plant them out again in the spring. I hope to make a place for some one of these days.

I found you on Blotanical and came over for a visit.