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Datura metel

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.6m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple, green, yellow, red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Datura metel. This species is a easily grown half hardy annual. The flowers are large either purple, white or yellow and will bloom all through the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Fragrant

Origin

China and South America

Interest and use

Ornamental, mixed bed, border, container, window-box

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

In warm sunny climates this annual may be grown in partial shade. It will prefer full sun and loamy to sandy soil. You should transplant outdoors after the frost danger has passed. Watch out; it is poisonous.

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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