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Long Flower Four-O'clock

Mirabilis longiflora

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Moths, hummingbirds
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
3-4' × 1-3'
Flowering Season July-September
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range freezes back at 31 °F, root hardy to 5-10 °F
Leaf Description Heart shaped, semi-succulent
Fruit Dark, round seeds
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Elevation Range 2500-9000 ft.
Description A stunningly showy monsoon wildflower. Plants are dormant through the winter and retreat to an underground tuber. Come summer, branches appear aboveground and the plant can grow quite quickly with moisture. flowers open in the evening as long white tubes with pink stamens. These lightly fragrant blossoms are attractive to moths who pollinate them. Due to the winter dormancy of this plant it is good to have it in an area with evergreen shrubs.