Devil's Trumpet, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn Apple
Datura metel 'Ballerina Purple'

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

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Smooth-Textured

Mottled

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Carrollton, Georgia

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Zanesville, Ohio

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Johnson City, Tennessee

Westmoreland, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 1, 2007, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

I grew 2 of these last year. The plant is very upright compared to some other daturas that tend to sprawl. The seed packet said 2 to 3 ft. Mine were at least 5 ft. and definitely got attention as they were in my front flower beds on either side of the front porch. I wish I'd had a digital camera then LOL. The mail man asked for seeds from the pods so he could grow some :~) The fragrance was light and pleasant in the evening. During the day, if you stuck your nose in them, the smell was more like cabbage (at least to me). I would grow them again in a more appropriate spot for their size.