Four O'Clock, High Tea Mix
Reminiscent of grandmother's garden.
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
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SunFull SunHeight24 inchesSpread10-12 inchesOrnamental UseBorders, DecorativeLife CycleAnnualSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowFloweringtrueBloom Duration10
Four O'Clock, High Tea Mix is rated out of 5 by 5.Rated 5 out of 5 by sunflowerlover from Awesome! These four o clocks had great germination rates, and produced very pretty flowers. They were still going through November, and were surprisingly very hardy in my greenhouse during temperatures ranging from mid 30s to 85! I would highly recommend these flowers to anybody.Date published: 2014-11-27Rated 5 out of 5 by KMAmbrose from Four O'Clocks High Tea Mix... Gorgeous Show! I have purchased these several times and always have great results. The big seeds are easy to handle, in fact they're so big that even kids can plant these easily and then just water when they start to look dry and just watch them grow. I have started in small pots and transplanted with success, but they seem to be happiest just planted right in the ground after it warms just a little. You will be rewarded with bushy plants and blooms that can be seen all the way to the road. They open long before 4 o'clock every day and the combination of colors compliment one another very well. They get a little tall so I generally plant them in the middle to back of my flower bed and then put shorter plants in front. Two years ago, I pulled a few out at the end of the fall, cut the tops off and saved the root and about two inches of stem that was above the ground. I let them dry until the dirt around them wasn't moist anymore, then put them in a brown paper bag in my basement and in the spring, I pulled them out and put in pots (the way you would with geraniums). I had about half of them come back and they made really nice big plants quickly. I forgot to pull them up last fall, so I'll be starting out with just seeds again this year but looking forward to seeing those first shoots pop out of the ground.Date published: 2013-01-13Rated 5 out of 5 by GardenGirl88 from Started out great... But then my husband accidentally took the weed whip to them. He chopped them down to about 2 inches, but they came right back and looked great. I didn't get any blooms, but with a haircut like that, I understand it put them way behind. These are very easy to start from seed in the garden. I have some seed left over and I'm going to try again, making sure to point out to my husband where all the DO NOT CUT plants are!Date published: 2009-03-07Rated 5 out of 5 by pkrjgoss from easy! These were very easy to grow and I had better success planting them in the ground than in containers. While they did okay in containers, they were huge when planted in the ground/garden. Beautiful and lasted well into the fall.Date published: 2008-02-10Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephanie from Great easy flower! I direct-sowed these after the frost. They took a little while to get going because we had a really cold spring and I didn't have them in full sun. But once they did, they were beautiful, with lots of shiny dark leaves and pretty blossoms everywhere. They're very bushy; they almost overshadowed my marigolds, so give them room to grow. Also very disease-resistant; i had a real problem with powdery mildew the year I grew these, but i didn't lose a single one of these plants. They're very hard to pull out in the fall though, with huge woody roots. Who knows, they might winter over in a milder climate. All in all a beautiful flower I will grow again when i get a bigger garden!Date published: 2007-02-20