Can any one of the flower gardeners in this group provide the name of a
plant(s) whose flower opens at 2 or 3 pm in the afternoon? Also when it
closes if you know.
I'm trying to finish this hypothetical garden clock for our garden
club newsletter and I can't come up with a flower that opens between 1
and 4 pm.
Thanks for any assistance.
Morning Glory, Ipomoea purpurea. Opens at dawn. A funnel-shaped flower
grown on a vine. It blooms from July to October and can grow to be 10'
Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale. Opens at 7 or 8 a.m. A small yellow
flower that is common in every lawn. It blooms from March to September
and is 2" to 18" tall.
Blue Pimpernel, Anagallis monellii. Opens at 9 or 10 a.m. A
long-blooming annual with stunning, electric-blue flowers. It blooms
non-stop from mid summer to late fall and is 8-16" tall.
California Poppy, Escholtzia californica. Opens at 11 a.m. A
brightly-colored, four petal flower. It blooms May to September and
grows 8" to 12" tall.
Meadow Salsify, Tragopogon pratensis. Opens at 12 p.m. A bright yellow
flower on a long stalk, often mistaken for a dandelion. It blooms from
June to October and can grow to be 1' to 3' tall.
Rock Pink, Talinum calycinum has several common names including Fame
Flower and Flower-of-an-hour. Opens at 1 p.m. A profusion of large 1"
rose-pink flowers appear to float above the ground on wiry wispy 12"
stems from May to September.
Some flower that open at 2 or 3 pm?
Four O'Clock, Mirabilis jalapa. Opens at 4 p.m. A common garden plant
with yellow, red, white or mottled flowers on long vines. It blooms
from May to September and grows to be about 3' in length.
Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis. Opens at 6 p.m. A lemon-scented,
large, yellow flower on a hairy stem. It blooms from June to September
and grows to be 2' to 5' tall.