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Datura inoxia 'Evening Fragrance'

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

Synonym:Datura meteloides

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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5 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral martka On Jun 17, 2014, martka from Laguna Hills, CA wrote:

I do not have as far any opinion on my datura since I planted it just today morning. Brought it from wilderness, so I can have only a hope and good wishes. Very excited about it!

Love the beauty of the plant; the silvery leaves, strength and bluish color. Hope flowers will be as aromatic as they say. When I uprooted it, the plant didn't smell good though. Apparently it's normal - when touched or bruised it stinks. So I am not going to touch it anymore. Just admire from some distance;))

Positive RenayEllis On Mar 22, 2013, RenayEllis from Priceville, AL wrote:

I have this growing in full sun in my backyard. It reseeds itself and emerges bigger and better each year. It's a beautiful, low maintenance plant.

Neutral WillowWasp On Apr 2, 2012, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant was OK but not great in my opinion. It was small and not impressive so I don't think I will plant it again. It grew well and produce lots of flowers but I like the double and triple brightly colored Dat's/

Positive Gloryglory52 On Jun 6, 2011, Gloryglory52 from Graniteville, SC wrote:

I do like the Moon Flower very much. It is a big showy flower and needs little care. I would not call it a perennial here in zone 8 but it does reseed. That is the only problem it reseeds a little too much.

Positive rabbitsdiner On Mar 21, 2011, rabbitsdiner from Carmel, IN wrote:

I love this plant! It has lovely slightly bluish foliage. The flowers are enormous white trumpets with a pale blue edge. Their fragrance at night is intoxicating! In the morning some of that lovely scent lingers, before the sun hits them. This is an annual here in Indy, but occasionally one survives a mild winter,then grows to colossal proportions. Datura is highly toxic, which is great for me because the furry marauders from the nature preserve never touch it. It self sows well in a window well of mine. Unfortunately the lawn guy sprayed it and nearly wiped it out two years ago! I'm trying to get the colony going again.The babies transplant easily (although it inexplicably won't grow in some places with similar conditions.) It grows beautifully in big pots. I grow some on the front porch so I have easy access. I can step out at night, sink my face into those trumpets and drink in that fabulous fragrance. I toss the seed pods around my property to keep them going. Sadly, some years they don't produce many pods. I usually order a few plants from Select Seeds each year just to be sure that I have them. I take no chances!

Positive Izhar On Sep 11, 2010, Izhar from Karachi
Pakistan (Zone 11) wrote:

Got my seeds from Thompson and Morgan, they sprout quickly, strong and vigorous plants which can take drought for a much longer time... it took 53 days for the first plant to bloom and last was after 74 days of seed sowing... big creamy white blooms with divine fragrance attracting moths...

Positive Lily_love On Feb 15, 2007, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

The classification of these plant is not clear, some called it Perrenial, other 'half hardy annual' Whichever is the case, it does share some characteristic of its cousin the 'Angel Thrumphet" Big thrumphet-like flower, like that of Moon-flowers, also its flowers open on cloudy day, evening, (like Moon-flowers) though it seems to flourish on sunny locations. The double flowers (variety; purple) also self-sown), now that I'm hooked on the plants. I also noticed there are yellow and bicor. Lovely plants!
Zone 7-8


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

Decatur, Alabama
Vincent, Alabama
Glendale, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Hesperia, California
Laguna Hills, California
Grand Junction, Colorado
Jacksonville, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Webster, Florida
Athens, Georgia
Hamilton, Georgia
Roswell, Georgia
Washington, Georgia
Mokena, Illinois
Carmel, Indiana
Greenville, Indiana
Petersburg, Indiana
Carlisle, Kentucky
Ewing, Kentucky
Montgomery, Louisiana
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Imlay City, Michigan
Fulda, Minnesota
Greenville, Mississippi
Mathiston, Mississippi
Tupelo, Mississippi
Brooklyn, New York
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
China Grove, North Carolina
Durham, North Carolina
Vass, North Carolina
Winton, North Carolina
Uniontown, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Bluffton, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Graniteville, South Carolina
Orangeburg, South Carolina
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Freeport, Texas
Katy, Texas
Layton, Utah
Coeburn, Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Clarkston, Washington
Grand Mound, Washington
Liberty, West Virginia

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