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Double Datura Blanc seeds

Double Datura Blanc seeds

$ 5.17

Datura (All kinds and colors) 5 seeds

Germination - Easy to grow from seed started indoors a month before the last frost. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Place seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of between 15-20ºC (59-68ºF). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged. Germination usually takes 21-60 days, it can be more, don't give up.

Datura white double, the Horn of plenty, is a member of the Soanaceae, or nightshade family and origins of Central America. The plant is quite compact in containers, reaching only about 1 to 2 feet high. In the garden, it forms a dense, well-branched shrub to 3 feet tall and slightly wider. Normally treated as an annual, the plant can be over-wintered in a greenhouse environment. The ruffled Datura white double flowered like a Rose and with just a hint of cream at the center. This eye-popping Angel's Trumpet looks like something from a hot-house instead of an easy-to-grow, sun-loving tropical you can start from seed. Beginning in early Summer and continuing until the Fall weather sets in, the plant is covered with magnificent blooms, so fragrant that a single plant perfumes the garden. The flower looks upward, the immense 6 to 8 inch flowers exquisitely whorled and twisted to show off their beauty. Green leaves complement the flowers. The stems and buds have a black currant stain. The flowers are followed by highly ornamental fruits, remaining decorative for long periods. All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Hardiness zones 7-11, (-15°C/5°F, 4°C/40°F) in Winter. Perennial in zone 11, annual elsewhere. Loves heat and moist, well-drained soils. Not fussy about soil, it asks only for plenty of sun.


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