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Datura innoxia

Trumpet flower

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  • Datura innoxia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Datura innoxia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourPink purple veined green
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Datura innoxia (Trumpet flower). An annual from Central America with broad ovate leaves and pink-purple flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Other common names

Downy thorn apple

Origin

C America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers borne mainly in summer-autumn.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°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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