Four O’clock Flowers
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Can you cut 4 o’clocks back when they get too heavy

Zone 76543 | Anonymous added on August 15, 2019 | Answered

We had a good rain storm and it bent my 4 o'clocks to the ground. I'm wondering if I should cut them back or would the heat kill them? I propped them for now.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 16, 2019

If they are just bent, not broken they just stand back up on their own in a week or so. The article below advises not propping them up as it might cause more damage.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/rain-knocking-down-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/four-oclocks/four-oclock-plants.htm

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