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Need datura suggestions - desert!

Phelan, CA(Zone 8b)

I live in a very hot, dry climate (S. California high desert) and would like to get a datura of some kind for a northern exposure. Can they take my searing heat of up to 112F in summer without shade? The later afternoon sun concerns me the most - it seems to get the hottest here around 4pm, and this area gets sun until dark (8:30pm right now). Also, about four hours of morning sun.

What I'm looking for is a small, compact plant (up to about 3 ft) with blooms other than white. Will I have to figure out a way to shade it, or can any of this description tolerate my sun? I also like the double and triple blooms a LOT but hear they tend to prefer shade, more or less. Any suggestions?


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