Datura Angle’s Trumpet

Annuals

Datura Angle’s Trumpet

22 Mar , 2015  

Datura Angle's Trumpet Latin Name: Datura brugmansia
Height: 12 in – 3 ft
Width: 24 in – 4 ft
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Flowers are cream to pink to lavender, and last one night. Each flower will unravel in the evening to reveal a fragrant trumpet-shaped bloom that only lasts until noon the following day. Flowers will bloom intermittently from mid-summer to frost. Flowers are followed by downy spherical fruit covered with stiff spines, hence the sometimes used common name of downy thorn apple for this plant. Plants belong to the nightshade family and all parts are extremely toxic. Datura is similar to Brugmansia, except the trumpets of the latter are larger, last for several days and droop downward. Nomenclature for plants in the genus Datura is confusing.