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By Lamusee

Charente, France Fr

We have this flower in our garden, but I don't know what it is. Can anyone help (any extra information about it would be great). Thank you.




Mirabilis jalapa, commonly called Four O'Clock plant.

20 Jul, 2011


It has tuberous roots that can be stored over winter, similar to Dahlias. The seeds are extremely poisonous, but it self seeds easily. Also known as Marvel of Peru. Maybe they don't have clocks in Peru!!

20 Jul, 2011


From what I can find out about the climate of the Charente area, you could probably leave the tubers in the ground--they have been known to grow to over 4 kilograms in weight.

22 Jul, 2011

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