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Datura metel 'Ballerina Yellow'

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

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Veined

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Visalia, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Maurepas, Louisiana

Wallkill, New York

Westmoreland, Tennessee

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 23, 2001, snowhermit from Woodsville, NH (Zone 4a) wrote:

Ballerina is a new form of the Datura. It has full size flowers in primrose yellow,flushed purple, and white. These specially bred plants are neatly dwarf and great for containers.Height: 23-30"