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I planted this because the leaves were so big and healthy looking, but I really thought it was a weed. Leaves looked like those tall things than grow around my round pen. Anyway, it's done nothing all summer except look healthy until it bloomed about three weeks ago. Tonight is the second time. I have no idea what it is.
I planted three or four of them years ago, and if you snip the spent blooms every few days they won't make seed to spread. I simply love them and so do the bees and hummers! The same plants will come up next year if you leave the roots. They do get large over one season but they are a Texas native too.
It will out grow a pot in no time. The plant loves the sun and one can produce loads of bloom that only bloom at one night and wilt with the sun hitting them in the morning. The moths love it at night. Josephine has a picture of one she planted at her church with almost a hundred blooms...georgeous!
Wow, Sheila, 100 blooms! I bet that is beautiful. I think I'll transplant this one into the flower bed and try to keep it contained. I'm certainly not the most consistant gardner, so I might be sorry, but I think I'd like to try it.
Oh well, no need my worrying about what to do with it any more, as it shrivled up overnigtht. I water my porch plants at least every other day (sometimes every), but guess it outgrew it's pot and needed more.
I'l check it again, but last time I looked at it I think the stalk was sort of limp at the dirt level. Real busy week. Been getting ready for a Trade Days Saturday (last) to try to sell my pony. We did, and he went to a sweet family with a little girl. Now I'm pooped.
Glad you are having success! I tried the double purple datura years ago and it struggled to make one bloom then died the next year. I wasn't into giving too much attention to my plants back then either.
I had these seeds (gifted) for a few years but just never got around to planting until late this year ..I got them up to transplanting size and by then it was too hot so I waited till it got cooler and set them into a large planter.That is when they did the Jack and the bean stalk thing,just shot up .By this time it was nearing frost time so I covered them and later moved to the back porch .This is where it now is still blooming and no two blooms are the exact same ..Actually there are 3 plants in the planter which probably explains that LOL it just now dawned on me about there being 3 plants ...