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Garden Talk: A Blue Datura?????

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Liz
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)

May 16, 2001
8:32 PM

Post #4935

Just picked up a couple of Daturas marked "blue" Never heard of a blue datura. I was assured that it was blue not lavender or lilac. Any thoughts anyone? I also picked up a couple that are just marked "lilac" But they sure don't look like my Fleur lilacs. The stems are burgundy and the undersides of the leaves start out burgundy and then fade to a dark green - way darker than my other Daturas and Brugs. Anybody seen anything like this?
Liz
Elena
Middle, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 16, 2001
11:35 PM

Post #75081

Hi Liz,
I can't answer your questions but would love to have seeds for that baby when the time comes to trade them. I wonder if you have the dark double I guess you would call it purple dautuas. I have been trying to find some seeds every since last fall. I had one that didn't make it to the seed stage before the winter got it. I loved it and am trying to find it again.
poppysue
Westbrook, ME
(Zone 5a)


May 17, 2001
12:18 AM

Post #75089

I've grown a double purple datura that has black (or dark purple) stems. The name of it is at the tip of my tongue ... just can't think of it right now. The flowers were dark purple on the undersides and light lavender on the inside. Very pretty although it didn't put out a lot of flowers for me.
Crimson
Clarksville, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 29, 2001
1:32 AM

Post #78010

Liz,
If you ever get seeds off the blue Daturas, I'd really love some... please keep me in mind! I love any shade of true blue, I hate that they often mislabel the color purple as blue!
gone2seed
Milton, FL
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2001
1:09 AM

Post #78284

J.L.Hudson has seed for the double purple Datura.Address is
Star Rt.2,Box 337
La Honda,Ca.94020
Or wait until fall.I should have plenty to share.
MsBatt
Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

June 7, 2001
1:33 AM

Post #80945

Seeds of Distinction in Canada sells seeds of Datura eryngium 'Double Blue', but they look purple to me. If they ARE blue, and if you get them to set any seeds, I'd trade my hound dog for some!

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