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Datura × candida

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to November
  • Height3.5m to 4.5m
  • Spread3m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dull green

Description

Datura × candida. This species will grow to about 5m with oblong to elliptic entire to toothed leaves. The fragrant flowers are white rarely pink or yellow.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It is frost hardy to frost tender, min 5C, and will prefer full light and fertile, well drained soil. You will need to water the containerized specimens freely in full growth, and moderately at other times. You will need to prune hard in the early spring.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and red spider mite may be troublesome.

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    Datura

    I am thinking about growing these plants from seeds. Any advice? I am sure I read somewhere to put the seeds in the fridge for 6 weeks?

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