Desert Four O’Clock
Annuals, Perennials, Flowers
Strong-looking, mounding plants with the substance and character of shrubs—albeit only seasonal or temporary ones. In summer, branch ends bear clusters of trumpet-shaped, 2-in.-long flowers that open late in the afternoon. Plants are killed to the ground by frost but resprout from their large tuberous roots. Sow seeds in fall or or spring. Plants self-sow freely.Mirabilis multiflora
Native to much of the Southwest. Grows to 1–2 ft. high and 3–5 ft. wide, with magenta flowers and gray-green leaves to 3 in. long.
Best known of the annual African daisies. Grows to 4–12 in. high and has narrow leaves with a fe...
These easy-to-grow annuals bring lovely shades of blue to the spring garden. Sow in well-drained soil ...
This old-fashioned charmer from the Mediterranean region is best against a fence or wall or at the bac...