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This plant is growing in my flowerbeds out front of my house. I haven't been at the house as it's a second home, but I'm not sure what this is. Honestly, I don't even know if it's really a plant/flower or just a weed. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

It initially looks like a bush, but it's actually stalks, as can be seen in one of the pictures.

Thank you in advance!

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Seems to be Mirabilis jalapa, common name four o'clock plant (probably because it opens its flowers in the afternoon). it's not a weed, but they do sometimes seed themselves. Info and image here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabilis_jalapa

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  • That was my initial impression, but I've been spending my whole weekend days over there and the flowers have never opened, so I'm just hesitant that they're actually four o'clocks. – KnightShadeX Sep 14 at 19:13
  • Absolutely 4 O'Clock, and it wants more water and less sun. I have inadvertently let them run amuck in my yard. The reds dominate the white and yellow do I pull a lot of reds out. When you have many ,they will perfume the yard but not overpowering like gardenia. They are a favorite of humming bird moths . – blacksmith37 Sep 14 at 20:17
  • The bulbs will winter-over in a favorable location in the ground as far north as zone 5 in the US. – blacksmith37 Sep 14 at 20:20
  • Awesome, thank you all so much! – KnightShadeX Sep 16 at 18:45

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