Isn't this a beautiful Four O'clock? What could be wrong with this? Here's what's wrong with it -- it has no fragrance whatsoever! The very reason I planted four o'clocks was for the fragrance. I wanted more than just the yellow ones that my mom had, so I simply ordered another variety that came in multiple colors. I falsely assumed that all four o'clocks had fragrance. Wrong! I cannot imagine any reason to plant a non-fragrant variety of this plant unless you don't like the smell. True, they are pretty, but the fragrant ones also are. Do me a favor and plant only fragrant four o'clocks! This variety I have is called "Tea Time."
This same lesson applies to any other plant or seed purchases. If you're looking for something specific, then take the time to do a little research before making an impulse buy. This is especially important when buying expensive shrubs such as roses. All this being said, also leave room to experiment and try something new! Live and learn.