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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
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

Availability: Spring 2020
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Evening Fragrance Datura Plants

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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.*
Features
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.


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majestic and showy container or ground plant July 8, 2019
Reviewer: emgallaher from Nashua, NH United States  
We do datura every year, one in a large pot outside the front door and one in an open spot just slow the deck in the rear.  Sometimes we grow our own from seed and some years we skip the hassle and buy from growers exchange.  The plants are always vigorous when they reach us and do very very well.

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Datura plant June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Roberta Goldsberry from Larned, KS United States  
The Datura plant has been growing nicely since being planted.

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Flower Power June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Virginia Beach , VA United States  
When I received my Datura it was very healthy and huge for a mail order plant. It adapted very quickly to it’s new (medium) sized container on my patio. Within a week, it started blooming, and every evening since! I am growing it as a part of a ‘Moon Garden’  for night pollinators.

The only con, which I agree with others, is that the flowers do not have any smell at all which is rather disappointing but overall, the beautiful flowers make up for the lack scent.

I highly recommend this plant and company!

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Looks Very Hearty April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Jason Weibel from Atlanta, GA United States  
Some of the strongest looking plants I've recieved.  Even the ones that dropped a couple yellow leaves immediately started growing new ones.  I expect they'll do very well based on my Datura 'Purple Ballerina' experience.

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Datura April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Ellen Waldon from Little Rock, AR United States  
The Datura plants I received were in great shape and are growing wonderfully.  I am always amazed at the wonderful packaging that you do.  As a geometry teacher I have saved your packaging and plan to discuss the "mechanics" of your packaging genius with my students.  I would be interested in any information you might have "behind the scenes" regarding the math of your packaging from a business viewpoint.

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