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By Alextb

London, England Eng

ID please.

I asked what this was in the Summer when it was smaller, but nobody seemed to have a definitive answer.

The plant has grown a lot and bcome bushier, and is now getting ready to flower, so I thought I would try again.

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Mirabilis jalapa?

2 Oct, 2011


I agree, Mirabilis jalapa

2 Oct, 2011


Double post again!! Derrr...

2 Oct, 2011


Thank you Bamboo and Beattie

Is it a plant or a weed?

I don't mean weed as in plant in the wrong plcae, I mean is it a pest or will it behave?

2 Oct, 2011


I have just had a look on google and your ID seems to be spot on.

Thanks again.

2 Oct, 2011


It'll keel over in the winter, Alex...

2 Oct, 2011


It's a lovely plant. It's rather tender but technically a perennial. Grows easily from seed (big black things - you won't miss them when they appear) and the plants also produce a tuberous root that you could try digging up at the beginning of winter, store frost free and start into growth again in spring (treat it like a dahlia tuber).

They also come in eye-popping pink, yellow, splashed and striped with colour.

2 Oct, 2011


I will dig it up and colelct the seeds. May try and grow some in any large bare patches that I have trouble growing other things in.

2 Oct, 2011


Thank you.

2 Oct, 2011


You're welcome :-)

2 Oct, 2011

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