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Datura metel 'Triple Yellow'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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:

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cathy053 On Apr 18, 2004, cathy053 from Ward, AR wrote:

It is very beautiful the flower lasts a few days compared to the singles that last a day.

I treated mine like the singles but I did not grow it from seed I got it mail order from Florida - it was a very good healthy small potted plant like any other you can get mail order- unfortnately I did not save any seed.


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

Theodore, Alabama
Batesville, Arkansas
Ward, Arkansas
Carmel, California
El Cajon, California
Rowland Heights, California
Brooksville, Florida
Deland, Florida
Fountain, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Panama City, Florida
Columbus, Georgia
Moweaqua, Illinois
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Lafayette, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bluffton, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Lexington, South Carolina
College Station, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Freeport, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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