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Datura tatula var. inermis

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Datura (duh-TOO-ruh) (Info)
Species: tatula var. inermis

Synonym:Datura stramonium var. godronii
Synonym:Datura inermis

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive loveplants65 On Jan 24, 2004, loveplants65 wrote:

I live in BC,Canada and had a great experience growing the plant i did find the flowers smaller then others i did grow did i do something wrong or are they just like that?

Neutral bagpypr On Dec 23, 2003, bagpypr from Redlands, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Getting rid of a plant because it is poisonous is a wise choice only if you have small children or stupid pets. I have neither. I love my brugmansias, foxgloves, solanum,and other plants because of the beauty they add to my garden. If its drugs you are worried about then you have to take out your coleus, morning-glory, broom, perriwinkle, poppies(papaver and eschlotzia, I'm not sure about meconopsis)and alot of other plants that are mainstays of the garden. Everyone has the propensity to abuse these plants but many of us simply enjoy their gifts of form, fragrance, and flowers.

Positive jb44 On Nov 24, 2003, jb44 from Sebring, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I just read a comment from a member to remove all Brugmansias from your yard because they are poisonous. Does that mean my Oleander and Poinsettias have go go along too? I know that the Brugmansia is a toxic plant, but I grow it for the wonderful night fragrance and the spectacular blooms. Many medicines are taken from the Datra and the Brugmansia plants. Scopalamine and Atropine, both given during surgery are taken from this plant. So let us not go bad mouthing a plant before we get ALL the facts. I do not know of anyone who has Brugs. ever having a problem.

Negative atif98 On Nov 17, 2003, atif98 wrote:

I read it in the news that this plant is used by some kids as a drug and it is very dangerous please get rid of this plant from your garden.

Editor's Note: All Datura and Brugmansia species are poisonous and potentially fatal if ingested; this fact is noted on each entry for them within the Plants Database. Because the plants are also prized for their ornamental value, we provide horticultural and toxicity information in the PDB.


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

Sacramento, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fountain, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Carrollton, Georgia
Patterson, Georgia
Valdosta, Georgia
Plymouth, Indiana
Silver City, New Mexico
Dundee, Ohio
Conway, South Carolina
Kurten, Texas

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