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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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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.


Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great flowers October 16, 2018
Reviewer: Barbara Javer from Colliuerville, TN United States  
Love these two plants I ordered put them in the ground they started going like crazy and already have blooms on them.

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Not Their Fault May 2, 2018
Reviewer: STAR MCLEAN from Jonesboro, GA United States  
So this plant arrived healthy.  It was a beautiful addition to my seasonal moon garden,  Unfortunately it suffered a traumatic water event and had to undergo an emergency transplant in the middle of a hurricane.  It pushed through the trauma and gave me a few beautiful blooms and a few seed pods.

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LOVELY! May 2, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Caldwell, ID United States  
I bought this Las  year,  and it grew into such a lovely big plant.  I love as disappointed that there was no fragrance,  but enjoyed it's gorgeous purple and white ruffles.  I hope it will come back from seeds,  and that it is not a hybrid.

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Datura May 2, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Colorao Springs, CO United States  
These are the most beautiful flowers they are breath taking, it is too early to plant this year, but I have no doubt coming from growers exchange they will be as healthy and as beautiful.

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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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