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Datura wrightii

Trumpet flower

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite tinged purple
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Datura wrightii (Trumpet flower). This species is an annual herb with a spreading habit. The leaves are elliptical to ovate and grey. The single flowers are white tinged with purple. It will grow to about 1m high.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Thorn apple

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • 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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    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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