triple purple Datura

susan926November 25, 2007

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gardner-want-to-be

Susan,

That is beautiful! Did you plant it this year? I planted a couple of seeds, but they did not germinate. I am going to try again this year.
Jeane

    Bookmark   November 25, 2007 at 11:36PM
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mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Gorgeous flower! Thanks for sharing the beauty.
I will be sure to plant my seeds next year.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 2:03AM
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susan926

Actually I wintersowed the seeds in the spring - like in April and they did great just not many seeds were produced.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 6:38PM
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PVick(6b NYC)

Just bee-yoo-tiful!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2007 at 8:45PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Great picture! It is gorgeous!~Angie:)

    Bookmark   November 27, 2007 at 1:51PM
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julie_mn(z4 MN Henn)

I start mine indoors under lights and on a heat mat so that they will flower and fruit the same year. It is a long wait till the fruit is ripe enough to harvest here in this shorter season-
I have also successfully overwintered pots of these- I brought the terra cotta planter into the basement so that it wouldn't crack- and who knew- the silly plant put out a few leaves and dropped them- then put out a few more- and kept them on till it was warm enough to bring back outdoors! I had one in the pot for 4 years till it finally died.
In pots, they do not get as big- but they are still quite nice!

I only had one pod produce viable seeds this year- and I did not get the plant indoors in enough time to overwinter, so unfortunately I do not have a wealth to share-

The yellow one went gangbusters in the garden bed though-

So did "Belle Blanch"- A truly large flowering single that eats up space quick!

This one is just opening in the evening...

Oh gosh- I miss green already....

Julie

    Bookmark   December 10, 2007 at 8:21PM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Gorgeous! I got mine as a gift June 2006 from the greenhouse at school for a graduation present. Even though these were greenhouse grown I still didn't have enough time to get mature pods!! I was SOOOOOOO bummed!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2007 at 3:09PM
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fairydancer(z5 NY)

Julie,

When you brought the pot in for the winter, did you water it at all during the winter? I've got some seed I never sowed from last year, so I'm going to give them a try this year. If I can get them to overwinter, that would be a great bonus!

Deb

    Bookmark   December 29, 2007 at 7:02PM
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cameragirl59(5)

Susan & Julie absolutely stunning...I thought the purple datura can only be grown in zone 9. Where can I get some of those seeds? My sister has a white datura.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2008 at 6:26PM
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