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Jackson, SC
(Zone 8a)

February 4, 2010
11:47 PM

Post #7530441

now what do i do?

ok i winter sowed some datura seeds as someone told me they needed cold to geminate. they are in the little peat pellets do i leave them in them till roots start showing then plant them? in dirt pellet and all?

have a few tomatoes planted but nothing yet.
San Marcos, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 4, 2010
11:54 PM

Post #7530467

I dont know but look at these great sayings about eating Datura. Apparently, it should not be eaten. Very pretty flower.

"blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, red as a beet, dry as a bone, the bowel and bladder lose their tone, and the heart runs alone."

"Eat a little, and go to sleep. Eat some more, and have a dream. Eat some more, and don't wake up."
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2010
12:13 AM

Post #7530527

Datura doesn't need cold to germinate. It is a tropical plant and possibly a perennial in your zone.

I would leave them in the peat pellet. When roots begins to show, pot up to a 3" pot, unless the weather in your zone is warm enough to plant outdoors. You can also place the plant outside if the temp is above freezing during the day, then take them in at night. .

Daturas are poisonous. Wash your hands after handling. Keep from kids and pets.


Leesburg, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 5, 2010
4:28 AM

Post #7531238

I've read they are zone9... but what's a zone... once established, just watch for them the following year.
They just may come back for you. I'm always thrilled when a plant not zone hardy for me comes back.
Casper, WY
(Zone 4a)

February 5, 2010
1:31 PM

Post #7531796

For those of you who live in colder zones, you can overwinter Datura in your fridge, or other cold (above freezing) place.

Here is a link to how I did it. Mine is now peacefully sleeping in my fridge.
North of Heber, AZ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2010
10:08 PM

Post #7533299

I was astounded when I began seeing datura plants & seeds in the seed catalogs. Around here, northern Arizona, there is a native datura called "sacred datura" that is known to be terribly poisonous. The native datura flowers are white and extremely beautiful. I wish the seed catalogs would stress the fact that datura is poisonous.

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