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pheitmeyer
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 23, 2007
2:21 PM

Post #3421914

Got this plant from AZRENO.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
4:23 PM

Post #3422345

Congrats, oooh and its fragrant is terrific too.
Kim
lily13
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 25, 2007
8:17 PM

Post #3430725

This will be my first one of the season. This bud is growing about an inch a day, and it is going to be huge! It just came up in a pot of daffodils, and now I am not sure what to do with it! There are several other buds on the plant, so I am afraid to transplant it.

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lily13
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 25, 2007
8:19 PM

Post #3430736

Here is a pic of the other buds on the plant.

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pheitmeyer
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 25, 2007
9:18 PM

Post #3430994

Post a pic when it pops :)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2007
9:30 AM

Post #3432471

Lily, yours came up from seeds? They're going to be a show-stopper!
lily13
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 26, 2007
2:23 PM

Post #3433547

Pheitmeyer,

Here it is!

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lily13
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 26, 2007
2:30 PM

Post #3433571

Here is the entire plant in the 10" pot. What should I do with it? Should I try to transplant it when this flower is done? What about the daffodils that are in the pot? This is going to be a great plant, so I hate to loose it. But it will soon be extremely cramped.

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pheitmeyer
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

April 26, 2007
3:55 PM

Post #3433875

nice!
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2007
10:42 AM

Post #3440294

Beautiful! It looks so happy and healthy! Pheitmeyer, since it's so early in the season, you might want to cut off any spent flowers before they start making seed pods. Making seed pods require a lot of energy and the rest of the plant suffers. July is about the time I let flowers go to seed.

Lily, you can transplant with no problems. Datura are hard to kill. The night before or a few hours before you are ready to transplant water the plant so it will be well hydrated. Dig your hole a little bit bigger than the pot and put an empty pot the same size and shape inside the hole and fill the gaps with soil so when you lift it out it will be like a mold. Then decant your plant and pop it in the hole. Give it a little more water to settle the soil and it will be fine.

X
pheitmeyer
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2007
1:29 PM

Post #3451265

I've had another since, and they seem to fall off by themselves in a couple of days. no other datura's around, so it doesn't look like they are getting pollinated.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 1, 2007
2:01 PM

Post #3451349

Does the ova fall off or just the flower leaving a little button?

http://www.xeramtheum.com/Daturaseeds.htm

If the ova is still attached you will need to cut that off.

X
pheitmeyer
Mesa, AZ
(Zone 9b)

May 1, 2007
2:49 PM

Post #3451517

cool. i'll check. thx!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #3460466

Ok, here is new question. I thought Datura blosoms open on evening hours, do they sorta close off during the day light? I thought that is how they behave? Likes that of Moon Flowers? My first pot of Alba Datura open up (flowers) in the evening, stay open for a day maybe 2 then droop. Though, the ova begun to form seeds. I need to learn more, I like to make a whole bed of datura if that the case to create a site where I sit and enjoy the blosoms with its fragrant in evenings.
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2007
10:00 PM

Post #3460671

All of the different varieties I have grown seem to have no set schedule for when they open except when they first start blooming. Then it seems to be in the evening or night. After the first flush, they open whenever.

As I said previously, I don't let the plants make seeds until the middle of Summer. Producing pods takes a lot of energy from the plant and the size and quality of the flowers and plant in general suffer if you let them go to seed too early.

X

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2007
10:45 AM

Post #3462030

I learned that... energy expanditure of this plant while trying to self-propagate. Almost lost my very 1st Datura, which kept me sleepless for one night. lol
Thank you, X.
hedersatx
San Antonio, TX

May 27, 2007
5:34 AM

Post #3540522

I've transplanted mine twice this spring and it's covered in blooms and buds again reseeds fairly easily as this was a volunteer from a friend.
lily13 should have no prob putting this in the ground w/ at least half a days sun. I started w/a 2X2 plant now 2 months later it's 3x4 so no worries plant it after all this rain passes

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