This moonflower doesn't seem to ever vine...just gets about two ft. high. But I have never put a stake close to it.Reseeds itself nicely..pops up eveywhere next spring
Flower opened an hour ago (22.8.2002) in my garden :)
This is growing in my garden. I was unsure what it was until now!!
this is the first year I have grown this beautiful plant. It grows well in Michigan. I received seeds from my sister mine now are all white and heres has a white flower trimmed with purple just beautiful.. I really love them
Flower next day
This flowerbud will open in few hours
Taken in early October. Faint purple edging showing.
Flowering in December(in Southern California) purple highlights more visible.
Dubai UAE Zone 11
ripe seed pod
Dubai UAE zone 11
Seed pod for Datura Metel
This pod opened this morning to reveal the seeds. When the pod opens like this, you should cut the pod off and put it in a cup or a bag, and let it continue to dry naturally. The seeds will eventually fall out into the container.
Datura inoxia 21.8.2002 second flower open
Even as an infant, this plant puts out a tremendous bloom. Notice the 12" ruler for reference.
Looks at these beautiful blooms-their fragrance is so beautiful.
Taken 2AM June 2, 2002. Beautiful night bloomer. Pollenated by a moth.
Picture was taken at dusk just before flowers opening.
Picture is just after flowers opened in the evening.
We have always called this plant 'moonvine' because it blooms beginning at sunset, but after a local news story that showed seeds and what local kids were doing with them, I had to do a search, and sure enough, it's NOT moonvine! Not sure what to call them now, as 'jipsonweed' is just not as romantic!
If you are happy enough to live in a zone in which Datura metel is hardy, then this is what it looks like in the spring. :) This plant just came back from the root about 2 weeks ago, and look how big it is already!! I expect blooms within a couple more weeks.
Seedling, approx. 16 weeks old
Datura Beej in the green house
most fragrant and vibrant at night
A gift from the Birds
gone the next morning
A 'small' sample of just how large the roots of this Datura get. Long and deep. Don't plant it unless you intend to keep it for a while. ;-)
Seeds started inside 3/12/07, bottom heat, sprouted in a few days, here they are on 3/21/07
The plant is from one tiny seed!!!
These flowers are very fragrant -- Love the aroma!!!
Great shrub for moon gardens.
Moon Flower bloom with really cool moth !!!!!
Moon Flower bloom and bee in harmony.
Rain drops w/special effects
Seed pods form after blooms
Harvested & dried seeds form seed pod. Try to harvest seed pod as soon as it splits as not to lose any seeds.
Moon flower prior to bloom.
Datura flower with subtle blue rim.
My favorite evening flower
same location for over 20 years
These little critters love this plant.
The fragrance is heavenly in the early evening
Blossom beneath castor bean leaf
The morning after...
This shows the very symmetrical arrangement of branches, leaves and flowers.
Flower after early morning rain
This is the plant that survived -18 deg C flowering in late July.
A Datura inoxia at about 6 wks of age.
Datura inoxia - 8/11/13
Pam's Sacred Datura in her Waihi garden, NZ