Devil's Trumpet, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn Apple
Datura metel 'Purple Petticoats'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Datura (duh-TOO-ruh) (Info)
Species: metel (MET-el) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Petticoats
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Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gibsonton, Florida

Mankato, Minnesota

Lincoln, Nebraska

Cincinnati, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Fairfield, Ohio

Turner, Oregon

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Brazoria, Texas

Carrollton, Texas

La Marque, Texas

Mont Belvieu, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 19, 2011, FLOWER_FANATIC from Columbus, OH wrote:

Just purchased this plant from Seely's Nursery in Hilliard, Ohio today. They had them for about $12.00 with 40% off. It looks like a beautiful flower and can't wait to see what it looks like open. Will try to collect seed and plant them in fall. zone5b/6a.

Positive

On Nov 13, 2009, dixielol from Dunmor, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

I LOVE these flowers!!! Was also blessed with loads of seeds this year. I'm not sure if it will grow in my zone 6a garden but I know my mom has grown Calla Lilys in this zone for over 13 years with no problems so next year I will give it a shot & see if it can make it through our winters.