This is probably my favourite ornamental at Tatum Hills, it's called Mirabilis or Four O'Clock as it opens it's beautifully fragrant flowers in the evenings. Perfect for enjoying when you get home from work!
Our large bush is on the Eastern side of the house and seems very happy there. It requires virtually no care once established and it self seeds giving you extra plants every year. It is not invasive, however, and the heavy seeds don't travel far.
Apparently the seeds are poisonous but we have chickens free ranging around it, lizards, a snake, cats and the dog and they all seem fine.
It completely dies down in Winter so it can live through heavy frosts. It's appearance in Spring is always a welcome discovery.
We are currently collecting seeds for propagating in Spring. Contact us if you'd like some!
Born and raised in Italy, travelled a lot and lived in Singapore and Spain