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Four O'Clock, Kaleidoscope

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A heavy bloomer, filling the garden with incredible color throughout summer!

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Our breeders developed a mixture of multicolored Four O'Clock cultivars in a wide range of bicolors that includes pink, yellow, red and white. With Kaleidoscope, you won't have to peer through a tiny hole to enjoy its vivid beauty! Plant in average, well-drained soil after last frost, and this annual will reward you with a summer full of colors.
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Sun

Full Sun

Height

24 inches

Spread

14 inches

Ornamental Use

Beds, Borders

Life Cycle

Annual

Sow Method

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

Flowering

true

Bloom Duration

10

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  • Sun
    Full Sun
    Height
    24 inches
    Spread
    14 inches
    Ornamental Use
    Beds, Borders
    Life Cycle
    Annual
    Sow Method
    Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
    Flowering
    true
    Bloom Duration
    10
  • Four O'Clock, Kaleidoscope is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from They are perennials! I've saved my Four O'Clocks for several years now by putting them in pots filled with dry sphagnum peat moss and storing them in an attached garage at about 40 to 50 F. The first year, the roots look like black carrots, but the older they get the wider they grow. My oldest roots are about four inches in diameter and maybe six inches long. The benefit of digging and storing the roots are several: you end up with a much bigger (3'x3') plant that starts flowering much earlier and then flowers much more profusely. Also, if you are good at keeping track of things, you should be able to color-code the roots. That's why I'm starting new Kaleidoscope seeds this spring--I want a few more color options.
    Date published: 2014-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Seeds These Four O'Clock seeds did so well in my garden this year. I planted them directly in an area with partial shade next to a garage and they really took off. I love the blending of colors and was surprised by how tall they got considering the shade, but they really filled an area I was looking to green up . Got lots of compliments from the neighbors. These will definitely make it into the annual flower bed next year.
    Date published: 2013-08-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor germination I planted these the same day I planted my sunflowers and cosmos in the same garden. Every seed of the other flowers germinated and is blooming. Only 4 four o'clocks germinated. After 2 months they are finally budding although the packet said they were going to bloom early.
    Date published: 2010-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Unusual I first grew these a few years ago from a burpee seed packet I bought a store. They grew and they really put on a lot of blooms. The next few years I saved the seeds and continued growing them. Now 3 years later, through genetics, they lost their "Broken colors" and some are solid colored! Plus a few now have all three colors on them. They are a surprise every time I grow them :)
    Date published: 2008-08-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Flowers Started indoors and then transplanted to garden. Blooms took a while to appear but when they did, they were amazing! Takes a little no-how to get started. Next year I'll definitely be planting more!
    Date published: 2008-06-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Four O'Clocks Kaleidoscope 3 packs of seeds = 2 plants very very disappointed
    Date published: 2008-05-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 4oclocks None of these seeds germinated. I didn't have any problems with 4 o' clocks from other nurseries.
    Date published: 2007-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Plant These 4 o'clocks grew rapid and tall with many blooms that lasted all summer. The Kaleidoscopes colors were just as expected. I would just advise staking these as a heavy summer rain may knock them down. I definitly would reccomend these.
    Date published: 2007-03-06
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