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PlantFiles: Devil's Trumpet
Datura pruinosa

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Datura (duh-TOO-ruh) (Info)
Species: pruinosa (proo-in-NO-suh) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals
Perennials
Shrubs

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

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

Hardiness:
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:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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 herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive FL_Firefly On May 18, 2005, FL_Firefly from Saint Petersburg, FL wrote:

This is my first experience with Devil's Trumpet, I am already a big fan of Angel Trumpet. I recently was given a seed pod of a double(hose in hose) purple devil I sowed them into a trough of potting mix and ended up with 13 little plants in two weeks! I am not a fan of thinning so I moved them to their own little pots and they are (excuse the expression) growing like weeds. They grow noticeably overnight and I have promised a few to neighbors. I can't wait to see them bloom!

Tahnee in Sunny Florida



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