Mystery plant-Fushia flower and bushy foliage.

mtnsolitudeJune 6, 2014

This was supposed to be rosemary but obviously is not. It has very bushy foliage and the inner leaves close up at night. It has a beautiful fuchsia flower at the moment with a long base about the size of a quarter. More blooms are setting and looks they are coming in clusters. Plant is about 10 " tall right now and was planted end of February.
Anybody have any ideas what this might be?

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suemcwirraluk

Maybe Mirabilis jalapa.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 1:04PM
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calliope(6)

Sure looks like it. The flowers should have a rather distinctive aroma if it is, sort of like suntan lotion to my nose and should open and close. It's why they're called four o'clocks since they start to open in the late afternoon and close come morning.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 2:04PM
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mtnsolitude

You all may be right. Someone else had suggested that, but I thought 4 O'Clocks were more of a vine?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 6:18PM
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calliope(6)

Not at all a vine.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 10:09PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

You may be thinking of Mirabilis nyctaginea, a common weed.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 10:47PM
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mtnsolitude

Well thank you all for helping to solve the mystery!

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 11:06AM
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