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Datura 'Purple Ballerina'
Datura 'Purple Ballerina'
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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 9 - 10
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 6'H x 1'S Mature
BLOOM: Purple - White, Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Datura 'Purple Ballerina' , also known as "angel's trumpet" is a marvelously fragrant flowering herb with upward-facing blooms that resemble a dancer's costume. These compact plants are perfect for containers or as a scene-stealer in the garden. Flowers open in the evening and close again in the morning. 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! Large, very attractive fruits follow the blooms and should be cut for splendid accents to fresh and dried arrangements.

Considered one of the top traditional herbs used in Chinese medicine, this variety of Datura is very similar to the 'Evening Fragrance' variety both in habit and characteristics, as both types of the plant induce sever hallucinogenic episodes. Though highly poisonous because of the high levels of tropane alkaloids within the plant, 'Purple Ballerina''s dark violet blooms can be dried and smoked as an herbal medicinal treatment for asthma. Dosages vary and can result in flushed skin, headaches, delirium, convulsions, coma and death.

A beautiful aromatic addition to any night garden, this nocturnal beauty is a must have for its showy blooms!

*All parts of these flowering annuals are poisonous, including seeds. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets.*
Features
Zones: 9 - 10

Size: 6'H x 1'S

Light: Full to partial sun

Bloom: Purple and White, Summer

Uses:A highly fragrant nocturnal bloomer, these beautiful flowers will intoxicate you with their sweet scent! Also used in Chinese medicine to treat asthma.

Tips: These, like other Daturas are highly toxic. Do not ingest any part of this plant as they are toxic and sometimes fatal to humans and animals.


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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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Plant arrived June 19, 2017
Reviewer: Valerie Stubblefield from Huntington, WV United States  
Plant arrives in great condition. I put in in the ground ad was doing great...now the plant is dying....I was really looking forward to see and smell the blooms

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Arrived in perfect condition May 31, 2017
Reviewer: CAREY HIX from FORT WORTH, TX United States  
I feel good about the plants I received. They were put in ground about two weeks ago and seem to be thriving. I was shocked to  see such healthy plants shipped by mail. Excited to get these going. I grew up with them in West Texas.

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Nice September 6, 2016
Reviewer: Laura Allen from CUTLER, IN United States  
I received this plant through the mail about three weeks ago. The plant was nice and healthy  upon receiving and has grown I bet 8" taller and a good 6" rounder. Because of outside household construction the poor thing is not getting the required sunlight, that should change this weekend. I noticed 7 flower buds coming on this morning.  
Living in Indiana I'm hoping I will be able to bring this plant in, early fall and keep it alive for next year. Any suggestions?
In conclusion if you are a responsible adult (can be a toxic plant) I would recommend this merchant and a purple ballerina.

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  11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
 
Smells amazing ! May 22, 2014
Reviewer: wendy bizzell from hollywood, FL United States  
I bought this plant a few weeks ago has doubled in size already ( guess it likes me). Iwas sitting outside this morning and smelled something didn't know where it was coming from and in the morning it was gone. When I went to water I notices to folded blooms. I have it in a clay pot which gets mostly morning and  very early afternoon sum- did not like the full sun at all.  I am in S Flo

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