About 7-8 years ago I received some seeds for purple tinged daturas which I planted but nothing ever grew. Two years ago I was given a small Datura wrightii plant which I kept in a pot. The Datura wrightii had beautiful white blossoms. I took seeds from this plant and strew them under a new tree we planted, and up came daturas with definite purple tinged blossoms.... I think the flash washed out the purple tinge from the opened blossoms, because it doesn't show in the pics, and sadly I can't transmit the lovely fragrance coming from these blossoms, either.
Datura wrightii - purple tinged
Yes they are wonderfully fragrant, and yep - I'v had one in a pot for about 2-3 years.
3 INCHES? Why would you kill something so happy?
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:( I just noticed in this pic Spike is looking out the window.....
So far mine haven't gotten out of control. I have to admit I like the hornworms, too. They grow into Sphinx moths, and if I have too many I take them to my school for the biology teachers. Of course, I also collect road kill for them. They were very excited to get the remains of a porcupine (which I didn't realize that we had as far south as Montezuma's Castle)...
You're an odd duck, Jackie. please post photo of porcupine remains.
Fishy said it all as to why I pulled the plant out. It only takes one summer of growing to look like her picture. Also, it just takes up so much space in my little garden. I have had them in the ground for several years when they reseed. I am definitely going to try a pot next time.
Daturas only grow where you water them...kind of like ruelias, I guess. I didn't take pics of the porcupine remains, as it sure wasn't pretty. I did, or rather I should say Jake found that apparently you can still get stuck by the quills when sniffing the remains. They weren't as deeply stuck as when my dogs tangled with porupines back east, but I was surprised that they could still stick at all...