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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.

Availability: Spring 2020
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Purple Balerina Datura Plants

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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: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 14 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
4 of 5 a different much slower smaller kind of growth July 8, 2019
Reviewer: emgallaher from Nashua, NH United States  
We've been doing datura for years but this is the first time trying a purple one.  Not the same "animal" at all!  The leaves are smaller and the growth is slower  Buds appear very early but are slow to mature and once they open can last three days even in sun as compared to the white datura's one.  But the blooms are smaller too.  Supposedly this plant grows to 4-6 foot spread but I'll be surprised.  We took it out of the ground and put it in a patio pot instead, after a month, replacing it in the datura-sized spot below the deck with two volunteer sprouts from last year's white datura resident.

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5 of 5 Purple Ballerina June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Vanessa Davidson-Shumate from Knoxville, TN United States  
It’s still a small plant and she’s already has a flower bud.

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4 of 5 Datura June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Fritz from Nyack , NY United States  
Looking forward to this growing big during the summer. It arrived very dry and some of the leaves were already yellowing even though the weather at the time was not very hot.
I put her in a terra cotta pot and sunk that into the ground in a sunny spot. I see growth buds forming so know it will survive
I hope to keep alive during the winter in my warm basement with the help of plant lights.
I did this with several plants last winter and it worked well.
I wish it had arrived in better condition but thrilled it’s coming back

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5 of 5 So Beautiful! June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Bradley from Arligton, TX United States  
Got the plant in early March, planted the Datura as soon as the temp stayed consistently warm and  its growing great! Had the first bloom in late April and now there are nine flower buds and the plant has grown about two feet!

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5 of 5 Easy, Beautiful Plant April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Jason Weibel from Atlanta, GA United States  
Hearty plants that pretty much take care of themselves after you get them settled.  Produce a lot of flowers.  Can get overly tall and spindly/woody unless you shape them as they grow, but that's easy enough.  Also easy to grow from seeds, of which you'll get a ton from the spiked seed pods.  I threw about 30 or so seeds into an extra pot of dirt i had and just left it outside.  almost all of them germinated and started growing a few weeks later.

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