I love the softness of the petal. Watch out early in the morning for bees, they love them too. I didn't get seeds to set at first, so I was helping the polenation along and almost got stung poking my fingers into the flowers. LOL!
Beautiful! So glad you posted this as I just bought a Datura at a native plant sale on Saturday!
Any special tips I should know before planting it? I noticed the PlantFiles have it listed as an annual here but my info says it will be a perennial.
I am thinking of a full sun spot for a moonlight garden.
Any suggestions will be welcome.
I look at the Datura Wrightii, Jimsonweed I have as a hardy annual. Most years it will come back without problem, but ever now and again I will loose one. http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=DAWR2
Careful when touching the plant to wash your hands afterwards since all parts of the plant are toxic. My animals have never had a problem nor I but I am careful not to rub my eyes, etc. when I am out in the garden.
I think it is like Sheila said, good years a perennial, cold perhaps not. I got a couple fancy purple from someone at the fall RU and overwintered them in the house. One is about to bloom the other is just starting to grow back after breaking off. My two natives will bloom soon. I had some brugs last year but the squash beatles ate the flowers. I am hoping they don't like Daturas.
Dont harvest your garden veggies or chop up a salad after touching Jimson weed without a good handwashing. It will make you very sick and the doc's may take a while to figure out what caused your symptoms.
Thanks for your replies. The local native plant society gave a short, informative presentation before the sale and did mention how poisonous these plants are. I will be careful.
After seeing photos of the plants, I just had to have one. Now, after doing a little research, I'm afraid the bed I was going to put it in doesn't receive enough sun, just morning until about noon.
If that's the case, I guess I need another flower bed (grins.)
Any suggestions for a full sun, all white moonlight garden?
Maybe a white crape myrtle off to one side?
I had a white flower corner for a while.It included white salvia nemorosa. It blooms early and keeps on all summer. Loves the full sun. White yarrow...be careful it spreads easily, white wine cups, white cone flower and white/green striped large grass.
Here is a picture of mine as it is tonight. This is one plant and it is HUGE! I have it in a spot where it really only gets about 5 hours of afternoon sun. This is the same plant that came back from last year, and it got down to 20 degrees this past winter. Its blooms never let me down.
Well, I just had to brag about my Datura, this one was growing in the flower bed that tend at my church where I planted it.
I couldn't believe it I think it had 60 or more blooms on it, it was amazing!!!
Oh, wow! Guess we will have more Datura here now that I see the possibilities. I only got around to planting out the one I posted photos of and have had two seedlings that have languished in their little pot. Was thinking of taking them to the RU but now they are going in the ground today !!! And will probably start some more seed.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, Brandon and Josephine.
Josephine would be the one to answer with authority, but I think it is the leaves. Some pictures in PlantFiles however have both I think. Also the seed pot of the inoxia is oval and wrightii is round. But don't take my word...let Josephine tell us.
I got several native and non-native datura seedlings last fall that I overwintered under lights in the house. Here is the first to bloom, not wrightii but man its pretty. I hope I get some seedlings to bring in this fall.
I got a couple seedlings and some seed from someone at the fall RU. I will have to look and see who to thank. I didn't plant the seeds but now I might try them. I have yellow and other types of purple. That plant is in pretty much full sun with way too much water and rich soil.
I planted some seeds of the 2x purple last summer and it was late in the season so it didn't bloom until it was due to frost so I put on the back porch and it bloomed until the hard freeze ,I then moved the container outside and covered with a huge pile of trimmings from the Clematis ..Now I am just waiting and hoping that it survived the winter ..It did not produce any seeds so I can only hope it survives...