Plant ID forum: Another pretty volunteer, but what is it?

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Sep 21, 2015 5:09 PM CST
This is growing in my daffodil and lily bed, where I haven't done much seeding. It's pretty, but not sure what it is! Does it look familiar to anyone? When I saw the blossoms my first thought was bindweed Thumbs down but on closer inspection it didn't look like that to me--leaves are totally different.


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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Sep 21, 2015 5:14 PM CST
Looks like Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa 'Alba')
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Sep 21, 2015 5:29 PM CST
I think you hit that right on the head, Horntoad--thanks so much!! Thumbs up
And now that I have a name for it, I recall sowing some seed for it months ago along the edge of the daffodil bed, so it makes perfect sense...

Thank You!
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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Sep 21, 2015 5:59 PM CST
I agree, Mirabilis jalapa 'Alba'

They will self seed or you can dig up the roots and store them in the cellar over winter.

They are tender perennials.

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