Where can I get plants knoww as 8 o'clocks or 8 o'clocks. They bloom?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 20, 2017
    Generally they are grown from seed.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 20, 2017
    The name is 4 o clocks
    • Jane Briggs Jane Briggs on Apr 21, 2017
      They are called four o'clocks and I remember that they follow the sun opening when the sun hits them and closing for the night at dusk. They just stay closed on rainy days probably to protect their pollen.
  • Susan Susan on Apr 21, 2017
    Yes they bloom! Very pretty!
  • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 21, 2017
    They bloom at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
  • Nan11524893 Nan11524893 on Apr 21, 2017
    and reseed...

  • Marcia Marcia on Apr 21, 2017
    they also form underground tubers and become perennial. They will repel gophers and moles by their milky sap. Underground critters are not fond of it.
  • Maria Noble Maria Noble on Apr 21, 2017
  • Connied Connied on Apr 21, 2017
    Park Seed.com has the seeds called 8 o'clock plants
    • Susan Susan on Apr 21, 2017
      no, Park Seed doesn't. it has four o'clocks though.
      There is no such thing as eight o'clock flowers - it must be a family nickname...?
  • Marlisa Marlisa on Apr 21, 2017
    My grandfather's flowers opened at 9:00 every evening. Bunches of his neighbors would come over every evening to watch them open.
  • Susan Susan on Apr 21, 2017
    I get TONS of seed from mine - the fuschia 4 o'clocks have a HEAVENLY, strong scent. I also have yellow - but they aren't as fragrant. They do tend to spread by seed and can take over. Their roots go half way to China if you let them go.
  • Rot22600217 Rot22600217 on Apr 21, 2017
    Could be flowering vines known as morning glories and moon flowers. Available by seed or in many places by small starter plants. Both like morning sun, moon flowers like shady days. Plant them next to poles, they will grow all over. Most satisfying.
    Underfoot
  • Connied Connied on Apr 22, 2017
    Sorry, thought I was helping...guess not. They did say eight o'clock though.
    • Janet wilkins Janet wilkins on Jun 24, 2018
      eight o'clocks and 4 o'clocks are completely different plants. Please see my comment below :)

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 22, 2017
    For all of you that were trying to answer the question....as stated the name is four o clocks started from seed.
  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Apr 23, 2017
    They are nice if you have the room. They tend to get overbearing and they spread like wildfire.
  • Janet wilkins Janet wilkins on Jun 24, 2018
    eight o'clocks and 4 o'clocks are two completely different plants. The 4 o'clock also know as Marvel of Peru blooms appropriately at 4 pm. The eight o'clock which only produces very pale yellow, blooms at dusk. It's interesting to watch them unfold into blooms in a matter of a few seconds.

    I'm in Peterborough Ontario and we've had them here for years. Be careful not to mistake them for dandelions in the Spring...they have similar heavily serrated leaves. It's a good idea to remove the spent blooms every few days or they'll take over the garden. :)

  • Brian DeVantier Brian DeVantier on Jun 14, 2021

    Just counted 89 of them bloomed in a small space. They come up every year! For 50 years now! They are a treat to look at!

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