Devil's Trumpet, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn Apple 'Triple Yellow'

Datura metel

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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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.