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Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Pauline Beaulieu on Saturday, July 29, 2006 5:07 PM ADT
Me again! Here in Northen NB where I live next to the Saint John, my husband and I canoe often. On our last trip out, we noticed that there was Datura growing on the south facing side of the river bank. About 9 different stands of it altogether, and it is beautiful. I never knew that Datura grew wild prennially north of the southern US. Obviously I am wrong because it is growing here. The next time we are in the canoe, I will bring my camera and get a picture. There is none growing on the North facing side of the river,and I suppose it likes the sun and heat the south side affords it. Has anyone else seen white datura growing in the wild?
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by margaret on Saturday, July 29, 2006 6:00 PM ADT
I didn't think datura grew wild this far north either.The kind I grow in my garden is only a annual but maybe they self seed.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Pauline on Sunday, July 30, 2006 10:07 AM ADT
Hi Margaret! I also did not know they grew this far north. Cannot wait to get a picture of them, when I do I will let you know!
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Sharon on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 8:31 AM ADT
Good morning: I live in southern ontario, they are like a weed here, they like it hot, and they drop their little seeds, and everyone grows, my friend has them in her garden and they take over everything, I think they also come in pink??????It's lovely to talk to gardeners, from all over Canada.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Pauline on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 6:45 PM ADT
Hi Sharon! I know it is very nice to talk to gardeners from Ontario and other places! I am so glad that you responded because I know what I saw was trumpet (Datura) flower. So they grow like anything in southern Ontario, well, with the warmer temperatures, and being right here by the Saint John River, I think that a lot of flowers not normally seen here are popping up little by little. Awesome. They are so beautiful in the wild. Hopefully this weekend I can get a photo! Take care Sharon!
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Emile on Sunday, April 1, 2007 6:00 PM ADT
Anyone know where I can get the purple and yellow varieties of the Datura? I have the white ones, and they just self-seed like crazy; there's nothing to do with them except remove the dead stocks in spring, and let the seeds rest on the ground. I want to start sections of purple and yellow. Do they self-seed like the white ones?
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Cheryl on Friday, July 6, 2007 1:30 PM ADT
I bought a cultivated trumpet flower from the garden centre to put in my balcony box. However, I noticed a similar looking plant growing among the conrete sidewalk at the GO Train station in Brampton, NW of Toronto. It looked so similar to the one I had at home that I had to park and take a closer look. The flowers haven't opened as of yet but just comparing the leaves, I think it is a wild version of the Trumpet Flower. Also to the touch, they have a very unpleasant lingering odor.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Karin Cassie on Friday, August 17, 2007 5:02 PM ADT
We live slightly east of Winnipeg, Manitoba. These Datura plants or Angel Trumpets self seed to the point that they come up every year. Once the plant reaches maturity, the seed pod splits open, and there are hundreds of seeds left behind, especially since it's easier to remove the stalks in the spring.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by jonathan on Friday, September 7, 2007 9:11 PM ADT
I cant believe it but the other day I slammed the breaks on because I saw wild datura inoxia growing in Canada! I dug a few up and I now having them growing quickly in the garden. Definitely a perennial though
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Lorene Mills on Monday, September 24, 2007 1:20 PM ADT
We live in the Midwest but spend our summers in FL. We brought Datura seeds back to IL this spring. They did wonderful here! Now, with fall upon us, can anyone tell me how to harvest the seeds? Several of our friends and family want them in their gardens next year. Thank you for any suggestions. Oh, ours are the purple ones, absolutely georgeous!
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Wendy Stockley on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 2:09 PM AST
I have harvested the Trumpet Flower with success. I received the seeds at work from a co-worker two years ago. About mid February I planted the seeds indoors. A plant did come up and I transferred it to my outdoor garden in late spring. This year the plant is huge and still dropping seeds. I can't wait to see what next year is going to do. I would be interested in getting some of your purple seeds for my garden. I live in Ontario, Canada. I look forward to your reply. Wendy
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Mary Barnes on Monday, January 7, 2008 11:40 PM AST
I live in Richfield, Minnesota (Minneapolis) I took seeds from a neighbor that lost her home to development,my seeds have produced many plants, much to our delight, since our neighbor who is now in her 80's, can still enjoy them. (She bought a home 3 blocks away) these plants were planted by her young children along their alley, many years ago. My family and I love the smell in the evening, and the beauty of the flowers.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by carolyn on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 3:07 PM ADT
I've looked all over for white Datura plants to start this year (had them last year and loved them) but they are nowhere to be found. If anyone has seen any at garden centres in Ontario, please let me know.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Brenda on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10:13 PM ADT
Just bought a white & a purple DATURA plants at Bradford Garden Gallery. They are from the Ballerina series. $8 each
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Gloria Dean on Thursday, July 3, 2008 5:57 PM ADT
I would love to trade with someone , something you may want in your garden for a Datura please e-mail me at email@example.com I live in Oshawa Ontario 1285 Pinehurst Avenue postal code L1H8J8 . exchange plants Im a zone 5-6 thank you so much Gloria
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Louise on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 3:56 PM ADT
I recently purchased a white and a purple Ballerina variety of Datura at a garden centre (name?) in Leamington, Ontario. I'm not familiar with them. Once the blooms fell off, seed pods developed. I assume that I should remove them for other blossoms to develop. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by wendy on Friday, July 18, 2008 9:51 PM ADT
I bought a 2 ft tall trumpet for $1.50 at a school plant sale this past June....I live in madison wisconsin...I have it out on the northwest side of my house and it has grown another foot...I have transplanted it once...how often should I do this...and will it survive being in a west window in the winter and when will I see blossoms? I have no knowledge of this plant....the person who sold it to me was busy with all the sales transactions.
harvesting trumpet flower vine podsPosted by Marigrace on Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:40 PM ADT
Hello. my husband and i moved to out first house in october. We have a huge trumpet flower vine along our back fence. My sister loved it and i would like to give her some of the seeds. There are very large pods on the vine now. How do i harvest them. Do i wait untill they dry out or can i cut them and dry them myself?? I would apprecate the advice. i realy want to ging them to my sister as a gift. Thank you! Marigrace
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Mary McFadden on Friday, August 22, 2008 8:59 AM ADT
I live in Mississauga and have white datura that appear every year by reseeding themseves. I bought ballerina purple this year and I am wondering if I place them in the ground if they will reseed as well. Has anyone had these double purple beauties come back for them?I also have some questions re brugmansia. I would like to hear from anyone that has brugs growing for them. Thank you!
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Don workman on Friday, September 26, 2008 2:45 PM ADT
We grow the white datura from sedd every year . We were on safari in the Namibian Desert last year & saw large numbers of it in a dried up river bed. Our guide said it was introduced by monks at a monastery, & had become a real pest becuse the animals do not eat it!
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Vivian Bertrand on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:53 PM AST
I live in the Ottawa area. Every year I have new datura plants come up as they have self seeded from the previous year. I have the white and a smaller flowered mauve datura. I have grown the double petal yellow and the double petal purple but they don`t seem to self seed the following year. They need the heat to germinate and usually start growing well once the heat is here to stay. There has been some years I have had to chop them down in order to clear my path that they have spilled over onto.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by janis kacvinsky on Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:18 PM AST
I grow datura meteloides- evening fragrance in white, datura metel- double yellow and datura metel-purple ballerina in my greenhouse in northern wisconsin. My customers absolutely love them as all of you do. Please keep in mind that all parts of datura plants contain dangerous levels of poison and may be fatal if ingested or smoked!
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Patti Smith on Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:02 PM ADT
If anyone has a picture of this plant I would appreciate it. I think I have it but not being a knowledgeable gardener I can't be sure. I know I love it though. The flower reminds me of a Cala Lily and mine is white.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Jacqueline on Saturday, July 4, 2009 12:02 PM ADT
I too purchased two trumpet flower plants in Ottawa Ontario. One is white, and one is purple. They both are of the double petal variety. I too would like to know what to do with the seed pods. If I remove them, will new flowers come up? Do I remove the pods before they dry on the plant, or do I remove them and dry them myself? I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised to know that they are perrenials. The flowers are beautiful to look at, and if they do in fact attract hummingbirds, then I really want to keep them around. Any information would be a great help. Jacquie.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Shirley Machan on Monday, August 3, 2009 12:04 PM ADT
Beware! Datura is from the deadly Nightshade family and every part is toxic. Watch children and pets around this plant.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Jacqueline on Sunday, August 16, 2009 1:27 AM ADT
I live in Ottawa Ontario and I purchased a plant called the trumpet flower from a nursery in Nepean. One of them is white and the other is purple. They are beautiful flowers, and since the flowers have fallen off, I have these big "balls", seed pods on the plant. Do I take these off myself and if so, how do I dry them so that I can plant them again in the spring? Any information at all would be appreciated.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by john olson on Sunday, September 20, 2009 10:59 AM ADT
I have two of these flowers and they compament my front garden, Iwas wondering if the seed pods could be kept over the winter or should i just let them selfseed and then seperate them next spring?
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by muriel on Monday, October 5, 2009 11:59 AM ADT
We have a Datura plant growing on the river bank in Shediac Bridge,NB. I had it identified at a Nursery this am . A beautiful plant;this is the first year we have noticed it.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Rob on Monday, November 9, 2009 8:33 PM AST
Yes, a lot of datura flowers will reseed in this part (NB) of the country. But by the time they bloom it is quite late in the season. To save seeds, leave one or two seed pods on the plant and cut the others off as soon as finished blooming. More new flowers this way. Don't save the unripe pod but wrap it with a piece of panty hose or similar material around the pod. It will split when seeds are ripe. Freeze the seeds; they will germinate faster. Start the seeds in late march/early april, same as tomatoes. My white ones will reach 3-4 ft high and 4-5 ft wide. Too bad they bloom only one day or so before wilting.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Irma Bourquin on Saturday, May 22, 2010 11:57 AM ADT
J'aimerai savoir si le Datura peux pousser à 1000m d'altitude en Suisse
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by isabelle on Sunday, July 11, 2010 2:37 PM ADT
i just found out my plant is a Datura,its beautiful,thanks ev1 for all the info
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Karun Anderson on Monday, September 6, 2010 6:05 PM ADT
I have come to admired this plant in the photographs. I am new gardener in Ottawa...I am looking for seeds for this plant.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Alexis on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 3:21 PM AST
I live in Barrie, ON zone 5. I have a species of datura that has naturalized. It is smaller than the usual white, and very pale purple....it reseeds itself readily. It has done so for 3 years now and continues to expand--it is becoming quite prolific.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Gail Frappier on Sunday, April 10, 2011 2:33 PM ADT
For any one wanting seeds Veseys sells them, also stokes. I have grown every variety but my favourite is Ballerina, very fragrant. Start the seeds no later than Feb in doors.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Mona Laurent on Monday, June 20, 2011 10:13 AM ADT
If anyone knows where in Ottawa,I can find Datura plant, seeds of the plant itself, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your help.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Mary Lou on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:40 PM ADT
I live in Mississauga (North ) an dI use to grow these flowers They were so lage but I can not find any at the nurseries. Anyone wish to mail me a few seeds for different colors I would be so appreciated for next year. Mary Lou Clapham 6615 Edenwood Drive, Mississauga, ON L5B 3E9.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Lana B. on Friday, July 15, 2011 7:45 AM ADT
I have had a huge orange Trumpet Flower bush for over 20 years for the Hummingbirds.They love it.It is very large,green and healthy but the flower buds are drpping off before they bloom this year.NO FLOWERS.HELP!
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by karen on Saturday, September 24, 2011 11:40 AM ADT
i have a Trumpet Flower planted in a pot,first year,do i take the whole pot with plant inside for the winter? can i leave it as is outside over the winter? any help is appreciated.
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Philipe on Monday, October 17, 2011 12:46 PM ADT
Ive recently discovered the beauty of the Datura plant. Does anyone know where in Ottawa you can buy some seeds? Or maybe where it grows naturally? Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. email@example.com
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Tracey on Monday, October 17, 2011 4:08 PM ADT
re: Wild Prennial Datura or Trumpet FlowerPosted by Don Smith on Saturday, July 7, 2012 11:00 PM ADT
Just a quick note for all those looking for Datura seeds. Thompson and morgan seeds(thompsonandmorgan.ca) Has seeds for all colours of datura.I have ordered from them for mamy years and have never been disapppointed. Don Smith Ancaster ontario.