ANGEL'S TRUMPET SEEDS
Datura metel (a.k.a. Datura meteloides, Datura wrightii)
Spectacular, huge, fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers midsummer until frost. Angel's Trumpets are dramatic accent plants which need average to ample water and full to part sun Tender perennials, usually grown as an annuals.
BALLERINA SERIES Angel's Trumpet Seeds
'Ballerina' series Angel's Trumpets feature spectacular, fragrant 6-8 inch upward facing whorled and twisted flowers on compact, well-branched 3 foot shrubs. They are terrific performers in the garden or in patio containers. Caution: All Daturas are toxic if eaten. Perennials in zones 9 and 10, they can be grown as annuals everywhere.
How to Plant ANGEL'S TRUMPET Seeds
Soak seed for 24 hours in lukewarm water, then sow in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60-70° F., germination is in 21-60 days. Transplant into 3 inch containers when seedlings large enough to handle. When rooted, place into the garden 4 feet apart.
Comments: Full or part sun. Tolerates average water, almost any soil with good drainage. Best performance in rich soil with ample water. Huge, showy, sweetly fragrant flowers attract bees, butterflies and spectacular moths. Thorny seed pods develop after bloom, are excellent for cutting. Can be wintered over in a frost-free location; give some light and a bare minimum of water. All parts of plants are toxic; they easily resist deer and rabbits.