White Four O' Clock Seeds (Mirabilis jalapa)

Packet of 60 Seeds
Sale price $2.95 Regular price $3.50

Single Packet of 60 Seeds

This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.

Product Description

Grow White Four O' Clock flowers from fresh Mirabilis jalapa flower seeds. White Four O' Clock will produce gorgeous white colored blooms that flower throughout the summer months. The trumpet shaped blooms are 1 to 2 inches wide and sit atop stems and foliage that grow anywhere between 12 to 36 inches tall. Aptly named, the White Four O' Clock flowers will start to open up in the evening hours, around 4pm.

Four O' Clocks are grown as a tender perennial flowering plant. These beauties will grow a deeply established root system, later wilting on the surface with the first frost. They return the following year from roots and will flower normally. Because they originate primarily in tropical climates, the plants may die completely if the winter temperatures are too harsh.

Four O' Clocks are known to attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, ladybugs and hummingbirds. They are sweetly scented and pretty durable. The Four O' Clock is grown in flower beds, pots & containers, along driveways and walkways, and anywhere else that needs a splash of color. You can always combine the Rose Four O' Clock with other colors to create a wonderful mixture. We also offer a mixture of all of the Four O' Clock varieties that we offer.

Be careful with this seeds as they can be toxic if consumed. Keep the seeds away from small children and pets as well.

Sowing The Seed

Four O' Clock seeds can be nicked or soaked to increase the percentage of viability. Once this has been done, you can begin sowing indoors, or directly outdoors. If started indoors, sow your seeds in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Place the seeds 1/4" under topsoil, allowing the seeds to receive direct lighting for the majority of the day. This is crucial for germination to occur as the seeds require this light ot properly germinate. Direct sow outdoors, or transplant when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.

Growing Conditions

Four O' Clock plants thrive in an area that consists of full sunlight to light shade. Temperatures should be kept higher than 70F with a soil that is fertile and rich in organic matter. The soil should also be well drained as well. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily until germination has occurred.

Germination & Growth

Your Four O' Clock seeds will begin to sprout within 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 12 to 36 inches tall and can be spaced roughly 12 to 18 inches apart from one another. Four O' Clocks will produce tubular, trumpet shaped flowers that measure about 2 inches in diameter. The blooms are sweetly scented and will attract an array of beneficial insects, including butterflies, hummingbirds, ladybugs & bumblebees as well.

Our Promise

We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.

If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.

Our Guarantee

It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.

Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.

Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.

Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.

Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.

Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.

Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.

Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.

Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.

Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.

Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.

Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.

GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)

Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.