Datura – Double Purple Live Plant

$9.95

live plant in 2.5″ grower container

shipping begins mid-April

All parts of this plant are poisonous. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.

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Product Description

Datura metel

This is for a live plant in a 2.5″ grower’s container.

Double purple and white flowers are simply gorgeous!  These plants are mistakenly referred to as Angel Trumpets but are actual Devil’s Trumpet.  Blooms of Devil’s Trumpet usually stand erect while Angel Trumpets hang down.  Fully double yellow flowers on plants reaching 30″ in height.  Please note these are only perennial in zones 9-10.  If you live outside of these zones, they are treated as an annual.  You can overwinter your potted plant in a garage.  The final size of your plant may vary from the pictured sample plant.

All parts of this plant are poisonous. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liability relating to the use of this product.

Germination

Start datura seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before your last average frost.  Prior to sowing seeds, soak them for 24 hours in lukewarm water.  To sow, barely press into soil as light aids in germination.  When kept between 60-70° F, germination is in 15-30 days.  Make sure to keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy.  Note that datura seeds take longer than most other seeds to germinate, so be patient.  Once seedlings are well-rooted, transplant to 3″ containers.

Growing

Plant in the garden 24-36″ apart after all danger of frost has passed.  As for sun, most websites will say full sun for these plants, but I grew a double purple one that got mostly shade, and it did great.  It wasn’t as good as the double yellow I grew in full sun, but it still did really well with lots of flowers throughout the growing season.  Keep in mind though, I am in a hot, humid area (southeastern U.S. growing zone 8A), so if you grow this further north where heat and humidity are not as intense, it may require full sun to thrive.  I have found the best fertilizer to use for these plants is a well-balanced slow-release 13-13-13 fertilizer at the time of planting.  I usually do a second dose of 13-13-13 when I see a few leaves starting to yellow.  I also used liquid Miracle Gro a few times throughout the growing season, perhaps once a month.  Supply plants with consistent water for best results.  To encourage more flowers, deadhead spent blooms.

Additional Information

Plant Type

Annual

Season

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Purple, White

Plant Height

Medium (12-36")

Sun Requirements

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Special Characteristics

Grows Well in Containers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

Pre-orders for live plants will begin shipping the week of April 18th, regardless of your growing zone.  However, if you live in a colder climate and need to postpone your shipment to a later date, please use the ‘Order Notes’ to let me know what date you would like your plant(s) shipped.  I am not responsible for plant damage caused from extreme weather conditions.

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