Four O’Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)
Synonyms: Marvel-of-Peru | Beauty-of-the-night
A tender perennial that produces handsome, trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of red, pink, yellow and white, often striped or mottled. Flowers open in late afternoon. Blooms late summer through autumn. Found in tropical America, occasionally escaping from cultivation and establishing in waste places and roadsides. Best in full sun, dry to moist soils; attracts birds and butterflies.