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We use several symbols and abbreviations in our catalog:
: especially fragrant
: great for containers
: great cut flower
: heat and/or drought tolerant
: attracts butterflies
: Honey Bee Favorite
: Native Flower
HA -- Hardy Annual.
Hardy annuals can stand some frost, so sow in the open ground well before the last spring frost date, or, in warm winter areas, sow in fall.
HHA -- Half-hardy Annual.
Half-hardy annuals will survive a very light frost but are planted in the open at the last spring frost date or a little later. They can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last spring frost.
TA -- Tender Annuals.
Tender annuals are warm weather plants that cannot withstand any frost and prefer warm nights. Tender annuals with long weeks to bloom (16-18+) should be started indoors 8-10 weeks before the last spring frost.
I've tried growing this seed in the past with no luck, but this season I hit the jackpot! I was able to grow 10+ plants. The plants look like typical Four O'Clocks, but the leaves are slightly "furry." The plants need staking and even then, they seem to find a way to fall to the ground. The flowers are extremely sticky, but are absolutely beautiful and the scent is a heavy, sweet perfume. They only bloom at night and are closed by dawn, so they are best near a patio or someplace where you can see them at night.