Yup that is it!! Very pretty and lovely fragrance too!! Unfortunately in my garden it is simply too hot even out of direct sun so my flowers only last one day each. So now instead of lovely, fragrant blooms I have 3-4 seed pods forming!! Bonnie
those are beautiful !! I have some seeds like that and your picture just wants me to plant them today with some of my Daylily seeds I am doing today.
HOW long do they take to germinate ?
I agree, they are very beautiful flowers. I found the seeds quite easy to germinate. As I recall from last spring, they were out of the ground within a week at the most. Next year, I will probably start them indoors at the end of April for planting outdoors at the end of May.
Have this Black Currant Swirl (double and triple blossoms) and had to do a major trimming (yesterday, finally) after the winds from Hurricane Wilma knocked them over. Guess they were a little top-heavy and all the bricks I was using to anchor them and prop them up couldn' handle that weight. It just hurt to see all those giant seed pods gone. But there are more on the plant. How do I know when the pods are mature and ready to harvest? My friends want some, too!
The purples and some yellows don't show signs of being ripe like my white(D. Inoxia). The whites will actually split open when really ripe, I try to pick them before that happens. My purples are almost completely bare due to the fall weather and I'm going to leave the seed pods on as long as possible. I'm hoping I'll see a change in color to a more brown look. It's happening ever so slowly, I'll take some pictures of them to show as it seems many of us have the same questions about them. I think my growing season is a little short for these colored Datura's since they didn't bloom until very late in the summer, they still have buds on them trying to open. I think its too cold and cloudy for them IMO.
I think I'll go ahead and open a couple seed pods to inspect the insides to see if they're ripe. I'll have pictures today or tomorrow and show what I find.
Til then, I say leave them on the plant as long as possible.
jackieshar Texas/Okla central b United States (Zone 7b)
white seed inside is immature, brown seeds are generally fertile. Yellow will ripen on the vine given warm weather...I watch them closely and as the begin to split I bring them in, put them in a sunny window to dry...you might be able to ripen them that way even before they split...the purple don't seem to make as many seedpods here and they are small and tight...they will be alright til frost...
Okay... I didn't know what a "Datura" was- I just saw that the thread was one of the most recent posts on DG. I'm in LOVE! How are these different from brumagelias (SP?)??? Thanks for sharing- these are STUNNING!!