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Cape Canaveral, FL

August 18, 2001
12:42 PM

Post #11066

Had no idea what I was getting into joining this board. Who's going to support me when I don't work because I'm here?? LOL It's a wonderful place. I had NO IDEA there were so many varieties. I am in zone 9.
Newbie Questions are:
Difference between datura and brugmansia
Planting how far apart, full sun, part shade, soil, salt tolerant? (I have sandy soil and salt spray, one block from beach.)
Taking cuttings, harvesting seeds, how to?
How to mail seeds, cuttings?

Thanks to all and I will share what I have when I know how to do it. Triple purple, white, pink. I will try to identify names of what I have. On the triple purple, I currently have many small plants growing like a forest. I will also get on the seed exchange. (AFTER work today!!!)

Thanks so much for your help.
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 18, 2001
12:48 PM

Post #112244

Hi Tilly and welcome to Dave's. First suggestion is to get a pad for your chair:)
Here is a great site that gives a lot of info you asked.

Daturas are short lived perennials up to 3 years. Brugmansia can live up to 70 years. Daturas open pointing up and brugs open pointing down.

You'll do great and I'm really interested in your pink one. Is it a datura or brug? You'll find a lot in the brug - datura contest forum, there are pictures galore.

Glad to have you here:)
Cape Canaveral, FL

August 18, 2001
8:00 PM

Post #112428

Ohmigosh! I need a padded room!! The padded chair is in place. Thanks for the above link. Dreaming now about where to put what. Hibiscus have been my long time favorite, but brugs catching up fast.
Newnan, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 18, 2001
11:38 PM

Post #112499

it's a fever!!! I'm very addicted after just a couple of months. Good to have another addict in the room:)

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