A treasure for summer evening gardens, Fairy Trumpets flowers emit a pronounced and enchantingly sweet fragrance which attracts pollinating moths, and gardeners. The dainty, pure white blooms grow to 8 in. or more long, nectar tubes are deep and slender, and stamens and throats are bright magenta. Flowers open at dusk and close mid morning.
The 3 ft. tall and wide plants have an open, graceful arching habit, with elongated heart shaped, blue-green leaves. Native to the southwestern US and Mexico, Fairy Trumpets are highly drought tolerant.
Winter hardy to zone 7; Fairy Trumpets bloom the first year from seed. Treat plants as annuals in cold winter climates, or dig and store the tuberous roots to replant in spring.
Growing Fairy Trumpets Four O'Clock Seeds
Plant Four O'Clock Seeds: Soak seed in water 72 hours prior to sowing. Be sure to change water daily. Direct sow into prepared seed beds in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 18-24 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant.
Grow Four O'Clock: Full or part sun. Any soil with good drainage. Better bloom with moderate to regular water. Forms black, carrot-like roots. In zones 7 and below tuberous roots can be dug after the first fall frost and stored in a dry, dark location like dahlias. Flowers attract butterflies, spectacular moths, and hummingbirds. Plants resist drought, rabbits and deer. Flowers are fragrant, open in response to temperature. As the day becomes cooler, flowers open and will remain open until the next morning.
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