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Datura Metel


By Meanie

Datura Metel (Datura solanaceae)

For MrV - this one is in the largest pot that I had free. Fed once a week. It's gone a little mad as it now has three stems!

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Love this one its a very interesting plant ...

11 Jul, 2010


Mushy - I love these. They're so fragrant and fast growing.
If you want seeds, pm me. They'll be available Sept/Oct hopefully.

12 Jul, 2010


Thanks Meanie ... yeah, it's certainly gone a bit mad with those 3 stems ... and I can also see your going to get a flower very soon (mine has 4 little flower buds coming into life - I really, really hope they are dark purple). I can't wait to see how yours turns out in full bloom.

I have to say though - I think I may have touched your pet hate ... my packet of seeds said 'Mixed' haha. Although, I don't mind mind mixed for perenials - bring them on and terminate the colours we don't like.

Thanks again for taking the time to put up the picture :)

12 Jul, 2010


MrV - That was the third flower! Number four probably tonight. They're the pure white single form (the picture is on here) and prolific bloomers once they get going!

12 Jul, 2010


Meanie - I have to say, I do like prolific bloomers (fnar fnar). I can count four flower buds on mine this morning - I suppose they are about three-quarters of an inch long, and as I've never grown them before I have no idea how long they'll be 'til they open.

Just looked at your pictures of the open blooms - lovely :)

13 Jul, 2010


At a guess, depending on the weather and the ultimate size of the flower, you should have a flower in two, maybe three, weeks.
If you look, every time it sets a flower the stem splits, so do the maths as to how many flowers you may end up with.
I usually let one or two seed pods develop, starting with the third flower.

13 Jul, 2010


Thanks Meanie will pm you later ..:o))

13 Jul, 2010


Thanks for all these tips, Meanie. Really appreciate it.

14 Jul, 2010

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