Datura gets its common name from its huge, tubular flowers that resemble trumpets.
The blooms may be held upright or dangle like bells along the stem depending on the species. Flowers have a wonderful fragrance and are often followed by the development of interesting seed pods with a textured or spiny surface.
The foliage and flowers are beautiful but can be dangerous if consumed by humans. Take care to locate the plant away from children and pets.Datura is a genus of nine species of poisonous vespertine flowering plants belonging to the family Solanaceae. They are commonly known as daturas, but also known as devil s trumpets, not to be confused with angel s trumpets, its closely related genus Brugmansia.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Maximum Reachable Height
||3.00 to 4.00 feet
||colors vary from white to yellow, pink, and pale purple.
||July to frost
||easy to grow
Planting and care
Potted plants need special Datura trumpet flower care and annual repotting. The plants may lose leaves in winter if left outside in milder climates but spring back in warmer temperatures. Datura plants growing in colder zones will require you to move the plant indoors or just let it reseed and start new plants.
Sow seeds directly outside into a prepared bed in fall in warmer climates and in early spring after all danger of frost has passed in cooler climates. You can grow trumpet flower inside or outside in a pot, or simply spread seed with a light coat of sand outside in a sunny location.
|| 47F ( 8C)
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Datura special feature
Borders, containe Specimen or group. Place containers near patios so flower fragrance may be enjoyed.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- The paste of roasted leaves is applied over the area to relieve pain
- It is used as herbal medicine, especially in case of ayurveda for asthma and bonesetting
- Jimson weed is used to treat spasm of bronchitis in asthma
- Datura seeds and leaves are used as antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, hypnotic and narcotic