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brseaton
Chesapeake Beach, MD

May 12, 2010
8:58 AM

Post #7786529

Do datura's self pollinate?
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #7786604

I just read this:
Flowers are fragrant and last one to several days; they are pollinated at night by moths, although these plants are self-fertile (don't need a pollinator to make seeds). If you snap off the pods, you will get more flowers, but if you want seeds to make more daturas, let the pods remain. When the pods open, the seeds are ripe. I usually leave the pods on the plant until the pods turn brown, then harvest and empty the pods for the seeds.
brseaton
Chesapeake Beach, MD

May 12, 2010
12:26 PM

Post #7787017

Thanks Pamela - this probably includes the triples too. I read on some forum about the scarcity of seed pods forming on the triples.
PamelaQ
Navarre, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 12, 2010
12:52 PM

Post #7787153

Here is an old thread that explains stuff:
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/450798/
brseaton
Chesapeake Beach, MD

May 16, 2010
10:26 AM

Post #7797545

Thanks Pam

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 17, 2010
9:57 PM

Post #7898431

I will add my 2 cents worth about seeds. Daturas do not come true from seeds if you grow more than one variety during the same season. They cross pollinate.

That isn't too terrible if you get a plant like the one below. It is Datura inoxia x D. metel 'Yellow Ballerina'

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