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I took these photos at Mottistone Gardesn IOW on a recent holiday. There was no label to identify it. There is a pale yellow and a red. It was late September, the bush was 0.80m high and same width. I thought it was a Salvia but cannot find it on any Google searches and downloading an app which thinks it is American Knotweed. Please help.

Is this s SalviaIs this s Salvia

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  • Posted: Sun. 11th October 2020 14:45

Re: Is this s Salvia

Reply from Simon Hickmott

No,not a Salvia. It's Mirabilis jalapa — Marvel of Peru, Four O'Clock Plant. This used to be a popular bedding plant, related to Bougainvillea. You can see why it never really caught on, though: the flowers stay closed until late afternoon.

  • Posted: Sun. 11th October 2020 21:38

Re: Re: Is this s Salvia

Reply from Nicola

Thanks Simon - once again for helping our members to identify their plants!

Hi Sue, here is Mirabilis jalapa (Marvel of Peru) in Shoot.

Hope that helps?

  • Posted: Mon. 12th October 2020 08:47