10+ KALEIDOSCOPE (swirled yellow and pink OR pink and white - SOMETIMES pink, white AND yellow on one flower!) FOUR O'CLOCK (MARVEL OF PERU) Mirabilis jalapa SEEDS PLUS planting instructions.
The seeds are all from plants that have Kaleidoscope flowers and I have planted these seeds and produced Kaleidoscope Four O'clocks. I cannot, however, guarantee that 100% of the plants will bear kaleidoscope flowers, since these are actually mutations where pink and yellow (or pink and white) four o'clocks have mixed. I can tell you that about 60% of the seeds I have planted have bloomed as kaleidoscopes, some have turned out yellow and some have turned out pink.
Kaleidoscopes are random patterns, so one bush may have flowers that are streaked some that are half pink and half yellow or anything in between all at the same time! It really is amazing how many different patterns can be created - very beautiful!
These are perennial tubers (to zone 7b) with fragrant 2 trumpet shaped blooms that come out in late afternoon and stay open until early morning. They can be grown in full sun or partial shade, and can get to 3" - 4" tall by their second or third year. Plant these wonderfully fragrant flowers near your porch, patio or bedroom window to enjoy their sweet aroma all night long! These bloom in about 60 days from germination.
Because they are tubers, they tolerate and prefer infertile soil, drought, and neglect. They do not bloom well if over-watered or over-fertilized. Fertilize only if leaves turn light green after plants are established, water only in severe drought conditions. Large seeds are easy for gardeners of all ages!