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Red Four O'clock
Mirabilis coccinea
About Red Four O'clock (Mirabilis coccinea) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Mirabilis coccinea, the scarlet four o'clock, is a spring wildflower native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The plant grows to two feet with deep red flowers which open at night. The plant can be found on washes, plains, and rocky slopes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 6.8" - 10.8", Summer Precipitation: 1.90" - 2.81", Coldest Month: 41.1" - 50.6", Hottest Month: 65.8" - 73.7", Humidity: 4.78" - 26.46", Elevation: 3874" - 6033"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Red Four-o'clock, Scarlet Four O'clock, Scarlet Four-o'clock

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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