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Datura 'Evening Fragrance'
Datura 'Evening Fragrance'

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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 9 - 10
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 6'H x 3'S Mature
BLOOM: White, Summer

Availability: Order Now, Ships Spring 2018

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Datura 'Evening Fragrance' really sums up the unique aspects of this beautiful tender perennial -- the plant produces beautiful trumpet-like blooms that emit an intoxicating fragrance at night. Perfuming the night with its sweet scent, 'Evening Fragrance' is much like a Moonflower in the way that it only flowers when the sun sets or on cloudy days. Growing in a shrubby habit, this Datura can be quite invasive and is prohibited in many states because of its ability to self seed and spread quickly. Though friend to many because of its beauty and aromatic qualities, this plant can also be quite the foe to farmers. Datura is a highly toxic crop contaminator that has been known in cases of cotton crops, to overwhelm and cross pollinate the harvest, rendering it unusable.

Daturas have been long used in various Native American tribes as a hallucinogenic used for clairvoyance or in rites of passages rituals for a spiritual perspective. The delirium inducing properties are similar to the toxic makeup of Nightshade and the effects are closely related. Extreme confusion, hallucinations, hysteria, and death are all symptoms of Datura poisoning. The seeds are the most poisonous part of the plant and are deadly to humans and animals. In ancient Aztec culture, the plant was used as a medicinal pain killer and applied to wounds in a poultice or salve but only the most highly experienced medicine men were trusted with this tender perennial, as they could apply a nonlethal dosage.

Also known as "the devil's trumpet" Datura 'Evening Fragrance' has velvety gray-green foliage that is covered in fine hairs, and its blooms range from lavender to white, and typically have a soft violet hue around the rim of the trumpet-like flower. These make great container plants and are best grown close to your patio or porch so you can enjoy their lovely sweet scent!

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

Size: 6'H 3'S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: White, Summer

Uses: Datura 'Evening Fragrance' is a beautiful trumpet-like flower that releases a sweet perfume when the plant blossoms at sundown. Traditionally used in Native American culture to hallucinate during rite of passage rituals.

Tips: The Datura plant is highly poisonous. Do not ingest any part of this plant, as it can be fatal to humans and animals. Seeds are burr-like and travel in the coats of passing animals. These seeds can also lay dormant for years in hibernation and still be viable.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
MOON FLOWERS April 30, 2017
Reviewer: MICHAEL BIECK from AUSTIN, TX United States  

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Lovely Plants April 25, 2017
Reviewer: Mary G. from San Augustine, TX United States  
I ordered two of these Datura's and they both arrived in perfect condition, planted them right away in average soil  with root stimulator and they are blooming away.  Receiving healthy plants from Growers Exchange can make a difference.

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Beautiful Plant April 19, 2017
Reviewer: Kimber Bagwell from St. Francisville, LA United States  
I received a well packaged healthy plant that has grown about 6x the size it was upon receipt.  Flowers started forming almost immediately.  The fragrance of the gorgeous white blooms is wonderful.  I am extremely pleased with this plant.  I've placed 2 orders with this company thus far and have never been disappointed.  It is the only place I've ordered from that I have not had a problem of some sort.

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Datura/evening fragrance April 27, 2015
Reviewer: DeAnna Blailock from Utica, MS United States  
Thrilled with My plants. They are perfect and so beautiful. One already has a bloom. Super healthy too!

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Datura "Evening Fragrance" April 27, 2015
Reviewer: Linda Ellis from Whitman, MA United States  
It's too soon to tell what I think of the product as you shipped the order in March ...way too early! Planting season in Massachusetts is mid to late May.  I've managed to keep the plants alive and hope they will thrive once planted outdoors in late May.

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