The Q&A Archives: Sources for Night-Blooming Annual (Datura)

Question: I have been looking everywhere for seeds that my mother used to plant every year. The plant was gray-green and had very large trumpet-shaped white flowers on it that only bloomed at night. Do you know what this plant might be and where I could get seeds for it? It was not a vine, and the flowers were very, very large. It was more like a shrub and had large leaves. Marie Lancaster Natchitoches, LA

Answer: From your description it sounds like your mother used to grow a Datura plant. These plants are very frgrant, producing large, white flowers that tend to open towards evening. You can buy Datura seeds from, Thompson

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