Brugmansias forum: Are these seeds any good

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Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Dec 5, 2015 1:41 PM CST
They are supposed to be a purple angel trumpet. A friend gave to me said mother sent them from Texas 5 years ago. I know they are best when fresh so I think this is pushing it a bit Rolling on the floor laughing but I think I'll give it a try. This was my first year with the Brugs and I am so excited about next year i want to try everything i can get my grubby hands on Hilarious!

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Name: Dan Carter
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rudy625
Dec 5, 2015 3:42 PM CST
The seeds look like Datura seeds, not brug seeds. Plus, there are currently no purple brugs in existence that I know of. They are often confused with each other. As far as your seeds go, 5 years is a bit long, but stranger things have happened. Give it a shot. Soak them for 24 hours or so, then plant them in a well draining soilless mix, and see what happens.
Dan
Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Dec 5, 2015 4:01 PM CST
Thanks Dan
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Dec 5, 2015 6:50 PM CST
I agree with Dan - those look like Datura seeds. Lots of confusion out there and it continues when vendors (quite a few!!) refer to Datura as Angel's trumpet rather than the appropriate Devil's trumpet. Even after 5 years of drying time, no way are those Brug seeds.

I would give em a try and follow Dan's instructions. The purple Datura is a pretty one.
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Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Dec 5, 2015 9:03 PM CST
Thanks guys I've never seen brugs seeds but I do have a white Datura and i just assumed that the seeds would be similar. Still having fun here.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Dec 5, 2015 9:45 PM CST
Examples of brugmansia seed.

https://www.google.com/search?q=brugmansia+seeds&rlz=1CASMAE...
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Dec 8, 2015 10:40 AM CST
After 3 weeks my brug seeds still had not germinated. I contacted the ebay vendor and they replied that it took anywhere from 1 to 4 weeks to germinate, and so forth. So I said then I'll not give up yet.

mkb136
Dec 8, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Never give up I have seen them take way longer than that. I use a little salt peter it helps speed up the process.
Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Dec 8, 2015 11:16 AM CST
Thanks. There's green mold on the soil from being covered...guess this is okay? I have the container uncovered now.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Dec 8, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Not OK. Mold usually, but not always, means it was far too moist. Leave whatever cover you are referring to off til the soil/media dries up a bit.

Note that if it is so moist there is mold, your seeds may be rotting.
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Dec 9, 2015 1:17 AM CST
Oh oh! I hope not, but we'll see.
Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Dec 9, 2015 9:43 AM CST
You can spray the mold with a weak solution of bleach and water. I have never had a problem using it at ~ 5 %. Some people are adamant not to use it. There are also several commercial products.

Keep us posted KD - perhaps start a new thread. IIRC, this is your first attempt with seeds?
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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
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Rainbow
Dec 9, 2015 11:46 AM CST
David, thanks for the tip. Yes, this is my very first attempt with seeds. I had been hovering around the Brugmansia forum for a while and am tickled every time I see a new pic upload of a beauty.
Name: charles
Anderson, S.C (Zone 8b)
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papa
Dec 9, 2015 6:36 PM CST
Ok i soaked the seeds for 2days and planted. Will wait and see

mszbdog1
Dec 9, 2015 7:26 PM CST
Those are Datura seed yes NOT brugmansia I agree. No purple brugmansia yet. We Are All Waiting on that day to come.

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