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PlantFiles: Variegated Evening Trumpet
Datura inoxia 'Missouri Marble'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Datura (duh-TOO-ruh) (Info)
Species: inoxia (in-OKS-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Missouri Marble

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black
White/Near White

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


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
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 seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Scarify seed before sowing
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral jachurch On Aug 29, 2009, jachurch from Apple Valley, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

I bought this plant from a nursery here in Minnesota (zone 4a) while my plain datura were just starting to sprout from last year's seed. The variegated plant has grown tall and stately, with beautiful foliage, but has yet to bloom while the standard white datura have been blooming for a couple weeks. The plant gets frequent water from the sprinklers, so it doesn't dry. We have had an unusually cool summer, so perhaps that might be a problem. Or perhaps it just takes longer to go from seed to flower than other datura.

Positive Buttoneer On Jul 29, 2009, Buttoneer from Carlisle, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I had this plant & had gotten seeds from it. I kept them for several years and sowed about a dozen this year. All came up but 10 of the seedlings were completely white & died. I planted the green one is a planter with other plants & now cannot find it. I would love to grow this plant from seeds again. Anybody have any seeds, please let me know. Thanks.

Positive Strever On Oct 15, 2008, Strever from Hiouchi, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

have kept this plant for over 4 years now, from a tissue culture purchase.
i keep it in the green house during the winter, and it comes back every spring.
it looks a little ragged by spring time but if fed it will grow vigorously.

Neutral NatureWalker On Feb 15, 2005, NatureWalker from New York & Terrell, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This Datura has it's green variegated leaves tinted pink with white margined leaves; and purple-violet horizontal stems. With big fragrant white and violet-purple mottled trumpet flowers. Some are double, others on the same plant are not.


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

Crescent City, California
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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