Annuals forum: Datura Plants - Datura metel 'Ballerina'

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Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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BobWalshPlumeriaBook
Jul 3, 2012 4:22 PM CST
Last year I grew two of the Datura metel 'Ballerina' series for the first time.

In most parts of the United States datura is considered an annual.

Datura metel 'Ballerina' plants, like other datura plants, like fertilizer, sun and water.

What I really like about the Ballerina series is their compactness.

I grew them in 8 inch containers and added some polymers to the potting medium to increase the moisture holding capacity of the potting medium. In addition, 1 tbsp. of Osmocote, 19-6-12 was added to the pot and I sprinkled about 1 tbsp. of bone meal over and around the roots before covering them with the potting medium.

I watered regularly and these datura plants grew to a height of about 2 1/2 to 3 feet flowering the entire growing season.


Datura metel 'Ballerina' - Purple

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Datura metel 'Ballerina' - White
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 8, 2012 1:36 PM CST
I do like the 'Ballerina' daturas! But I couldn't find seeds when I was looking for them. Yours look wonderful! I'll remember your potting technique if I ever come across seeds. Thumbs up
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Name: Bob Walsh
Chicago (Zone 5a)
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Jul 8, 2012 1:40 PM CST
Woofie,I always save some seeds. Let me know if you would like some this fall.
For more Information on growing Plumerias and your FREE Tropical Plant Guide, Grow Your Own Tropical Garden, visit http://www.BobWalshPlumeriaCare101.com.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Jul 8, 2012 2:34 PM CST
That would be fun! I'll have to star this thread so maybe I'll remember. Sigh. I no longer have a brain, only a hard drive. Hilarious!
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