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kat7
Bloomingdale, NJ
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2001
2:43 PM

Post #3661

I must have planted this last year, but I have no idea what it is, and don't remember purchasing it. Its in bloom now in zone 6A.

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daisy_chain
Norwich, Norfolk
United Kingdom

April 15, 2001
4:50 PM

Post #67996

Kat it looks like a HELLEBORUS to me.
Semiplena
Fremont, CA

April 15, 2001
10:14 PM

Post #68073

It's a Helleborus x hybridus (Orientalis Hybrid).

Mike
Patty

April 15, 2001
11:56 PM

Post #68096

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Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

April 16, 2001
1:33 AM

Post #68120

Jimson weed is of the genus Datura of which there are many species. There are many hybrids out these days with single and double purple,yellow and white flowers. A relative of datura and often confused with it is Brugmansia. These can grow to almost treelike proportions in warm climates and have long drooping trumpet shaped blooms in white, pink, yellow, orange and all shades in between. Daturas and Brugmansias are not releated (not even closely) to helleborus.
Patty

April 16, 2001
2:26 AM

Post #68126

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kat7
Bloomingdale, NJ
(Zone 6a)

April 16, 2001
11:03 AM

Post #68145

THANKS everybody!!
Kat
Jerseyguy
Princeton, NJ
(Zone 6a)

April 17, 2001
12:35 AM

Post #68272

Well Patty, I don't know the story of Jamestown weed per se, but I do know that if you smoke/eat jimson weed the results are less than desirable!
Patty

April 17, 2001
12:45 AM

Post #68275

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lantana

(Zone 7a)

April 17, 2001
10:25 PM

Post #68559

Hate to burst a bubble but I think Jimson weed got its name from the old Jamestown settlement...the inhabitants were starving to death and ate this...on arriving on the scene someone somewhere in a history book said they were a crazed bunch..."sitting in trees and yewling like monkeys..." or something like that. Somebody help me out here.
Patty

April 17, 2001
10:42 PM

Post #68565

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louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

April 18, 2001
12:31 PM

Post #68712

Just in case you don't know! The seeds of the hellebore can cause sores and blisters on fingers for some people, please wear gloves if you collect the seeds!!

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