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Daturas: Hoping these will self-seed

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Rebeccatowoc
Stewart, TN

August 7, 2010
11:48 AM

Post #8025078

Any suggestions on how to encourage self-seeding?

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 9, 2010
5:06 PM

Post #8029875

Mine just drop the pods and re-seed and also come back from the roots.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 9, 2010
5:09 PM

Post #8029883

The previous pic was 8-6-2010
This one was yesterday morning.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 9, 2010
5:14 PM

Post #8029896

This mass must have had bird help, or somthing because 2 years ago another plant cropped up in a nother bed 5' away! The seed pods are gnarly round things almost golf ball size.

I think this one has a little lizard back center left.

I have a purple and white in a pot out back and I find those more tender and can't propagate 'em.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 9, 2010
5:17 PM

Post #8029901

This is a mosquito like bug sucking on a pistal.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 9, 2010
5:19 PM

Post #8029905

Here's my purple, the 7th. Not open yet.

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sylguy
Austin, TX

August 9, 2010
5:21 PM

Post #8029910

That's, on the 7th.
Here's today's.
Good luck with your's! :-)

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jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 10, 2010
6:35 AM

Post #8030888

I don't think hoping that they reseed is an issue. Hoping they don't ALL reseed is the issue. Even here in Northern Michigan, I now have these all over the yard. Too bad I don't have the same luck with the double yellow and purples. The tall oak leaf lavender ones spread like weeds too.

I do have to say that my yard smells terrific in the evening!
sylguy
Austin, TX

August 10, 2010
6:56 AM

Post #8030918

Yeah, the double purples are picky. I've tried, dried, and fried the seed pods and never gotten one, but I've wintered one over every now and then in a pot.
They are so worth it though. Like orchids for showyness.
The whites are lush in their masses, and for me the bonus is they can be out front and the deer don't bother them, and they do smell lovely. They great me in the morning and are almost as good as coffee!
I love seeing the critters in and aroun them.

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Rebeccatowoc
Stewart, TN

August 18, 2010
9:09 AM

Post #8047386

I'm encouraged! Sounds like all I need to do is leave them alone - which I am good at - and then wait for them to come up next spring. I put these in a raised bed to give them the best possible chance. Maybe next year I will try some in the plain old clay soil and see how they do there. I've never tried a purple or a ruffled. Are they much harder?
Moby
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 23, 2010
5:54 AM

Post #8056716

I've never had the triple purple or yellow reseed itself as the single whites do, but they're quite easy to start indoors. Once outdoors they're just as carefree as any other.

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