datura metel, black currant swirl
I started this Datura from seeds inside in the winter and they are very slow to get going. They wait till the really warm days come to shoot up. They are really worth waiting for though.
Three distinct horns. Totally neglected, yet prolific. Semi-shade location, Florida west coast.
My first Datura, in a pot because I'm not sure where I want it to end up.
Datura metel 'Black Currant Swirl'
The seed pods of Datura metel 'Black Currant Swirl' are round with little raised bumps and take several weeks to ripen. When they are ripe, they just fall apart. To collect all the seeds, loosely cover each seed pod with a fine netting. This is a picture of a ripening seed pod.
I just love the double blooms and the swirl of colors in the middle. It would be great if the bloom lasted more and a day or so.
Mary from Gainesville, GA
Normally the Black Currant Swirl has double & triple blooms. This is a pic of a quad bloom. The first we've ever seen.
A composite picture of my Datura Metel Var Fastuosa
This was first plant of this species I bought as mature
plant this summer...now I'm hooked!
Double Purple Devil's Trumpet Seedling. Brooksville, FL 2003
Like the rest of you, I love this flower
a friend brought me a plant that she had grown. i planted it and three and a half weeks later it bloomed. it is gorgeous and fragrant. i live in merritt island, florida.
This picture was taken at the end of September. The plant put forth triple blooms all summer until the weather cooled, and then it produced a few single blooms.
Near top view, Purple Datura.
Looking down into Purple Datura.
Close up of plant that was grown from seeds. Puts out many flowers.
Full view of plant
Bud of Black current Swirl.
Seed pod of Black Current Swirl, just starting.
A seed pod of Datura Metel
Datura 'Black Currant' seedling
I already am getting pods on these
Devils Trumpet - first bloom
Black Currant Swirl Seed Pod Cracking Open
One of two BCS Datura plants, courtesy of Xeramtheum; this was planted less than 2 weeks ago, and seems happy already :)
Devil's Trumpet, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn Apple 'Black Currant Swirl' (Datura metel) bloom as seen from the side ...
An opening Devil's Trumpet, Horn of Plenty, Downy Thorn Apple 'Black Currant Swirl' (Datura metel) bloom ...
My first flush from seeds - took 5 months.
Datura Metel Black Currant Swirl enjoying the sunshine!
Black Currant Swirl Bloom
Black Currant Swirl - After a morning shower!
I didn't get this puny bloom until late October. I will leave this plant to those in balmier climes next year.
Our first attempt with this plant....I LOVE IT!!
Datura's a home for this little frog.
I bought this one at a hardware store in West Virginia, there were hundreds of them and nobody knew what it was, let alone that it was toxic.
Beautiful bloom in April of 2008 ..Babies seeds from this one are ready to bloom right now in March 2009!
Beautiful flower. I personally have a hard time with this plant. South Florida.
Top view. South Florida.
This plant does not have to be very big to bloom.
Blooms seem to be different every time. Sometimes being double and sometimes being single on same plant.
BCS Dats are doubles, and sometimes triples
Loves a lot of sun but appreciates shade after 2 pm or so
Datura 'Blackcurrant Swirl'
Seedpod closeup of plant in backyard
One of two growing in backyard 2 feet by 3 feet
My son's double Datura metel trumpet from seed he won from the Hemmingway House plant thats 17ft in Key West, Fl.
Our Black Current double purple Devil's Trumpet from Key West, FL growing here in NC August 4th, 2011. Sandra.
Our Black Current double purple Devil's Trumpet from Key West, FL growing here in NC, August 4th, 2011. Sandra.
Our Black Currant double purple Devil's Trumpet from Key West, FL growing here in NC, August 4th, 2011. Sandra.
Last Bloom looking quite Blue in Color Overtones before her final Decline on September 9, 2011. Sandra.
My plant in my garden is about six and a half feet tall. Finally has started to put on some flower buds. I didn't expect it to get so huge.
Love this fragrant Datura Grown in NSW Australia