Going Against Good AdvicePosted: February 23, 2020
They told me not to plant it. Yes, experienced gardeners told me. If you have figured out my MO, you know I cannot resist a flowering plant that likes this climate, loves to reproduce and is free. That of course, is the downside of the Four O’ Clock. Its sweet scented flowers fill the evening with perfume that is hard to resist, but it also grows a tuber that is as big as a size 7 clog and every flower produces a seed with a high rate of germination. I have pulled up hundreds of seedlings and finally found the perfect shovel to dig out the tuber that was growing close to my other wanted plants. My advice is that if you want to grow a Four O’ Clock, put it in a pot over concrete and sweep up the seeds.