General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet (61-91cm)
Plant Spread: 3 to 6 feet (.9-1.8m)
Leaves: Fragrant
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Nocturnal
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: all parts of this plant are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Other info: needs warm soil , thus late to germinate
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Jimson Weed
  • Hindu Datura
  • Devil's Trumpet
  • Moonflower
  • Pricklybur
  • Indian Apple
  • Thorn Apple
Also sold as:
  • Datura inoxia

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Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-08-03
#Pollination
Location: in the Missouri Botanical Garden
Date: 2003-07-10
DATURA INNOXIA

Date: 2016-09-02
My garden
Location: Arenas Valley NM
Date: 2013-07-31
Datura in bloom!
Location: Western Kentucky
Date: August 2009
Partial moonflower bloom
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-08-23
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2014-08-14
Jimson Weed ,beautiful pure white blooms.

Date: 2014-07-03
Uploaded by dave
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-10-19
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-07-20
Location: Canyon de Chelly, AZ
Date: 2010-07-16

Date: 2014-06-29
okay, she really is going to bloom tonight! its 7am here. 12 hour
Uploaded by QueenDreama
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-08-03
Location: Arenas Valley, NM
Date: 2013-07-31
Wild Datura
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-06-08
A flower about to open

Date: 2014-06-29
mmm, I can already smell her innoxia. Lol.
Uploaded by dave
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-08-09
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-08-03
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-08-12
Two large datura bushes
Location: western Kentucky
Date: August 2009 
Moonflower bush (datura inoxia)
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-08-08

Date: 2014-06-29
Finally she opened!
Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Date: August

Date: 2020-08-22
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2014-08-14
Jimson Weed ,a beautiful plant ,fun to grow ,tender.
Location: My garden, KY
Date: 4/30/2024
Uploaded by vic
  • Uploaded by vic

Date: 2014-07-13
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-08-03
#Pollination
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-06-12
#Pollination ~The honeybees love this plant
Location: My garden, KY
Date: 01-28-2024
Datura innoxia 'Ghost'
Location: Mentor on the Lake
Date: 2018-08-24

Date: 2014-06-29
So innoxiating....

Date: 2014-07-03
Uploaded by jon
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Date: 2015-09-23
Uploaded by QueenDreama
Uploaded by QueenDreama
Uploaded by QueenDreama
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2012-08-03
Uploaded by jon
  • Uploaded by jon

Date: 2013-07-18

Date: 2013-07-18
Location: ohio valley
Date: 2014-06-21
Two flower buds and she has been outside since about 2 weeks ago.
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-06-24
Several self-sown plants. Seeds withstood temps of 5º.
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-06-24
Opening flower, unopened flowers and leaf.
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-08-23
Progression to ripe size.
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2012-05-02
Very spiky and sharp seed pods

Date: 2013-08-18
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 2014-06-22

Date: 2016-06-30

Date: 2014-06-29
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-06-19
Beautiful, pollinators love it, but one of the most toxic plants
Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-06-19
I loved growing this, but felt it was unsafe once a small child w
Location: Zion National Park, Utah
Date: August
Location: Jacksonville, Fl.
Date: 07-23
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-01
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-01
Still open on a cloudy day
Uploaded by jon
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Date: May 30, 2001
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Date: May 30, 2001
Location: Lenoir City, TN
Date: May 30, 2001
Just starting to open
Uploaded by QueenDreama
Uploaded by QueenDreama
Uploaded by QueenDreama
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-03-13
Root hardy in my area zone 8a
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-05-28
Grows larger every year

Date: 2016-03-23
Location: My Yard
Date: 2017-08-25
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-08-10
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Location: Potohar, Pakistan.
Date: 2012-11-19
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2012-08-23
Location: my yard...
Date: 2014-06-28
a week before flowering.
Location: My garden
Date: 2016-07-04

Date: 2013-08-18

Date: 2013-08-18

Date: 2013-08-18

Date: 2014-07-02

Date: 2013-08-18
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Comments:
  • Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Jan 9, 2012 1:19 AM concerning plant:
    Datura inoxia is an annual shrubby plant that typically reaches a height of about 3 feet with a matching width. Its stems and leaves are covered with short soft grayish hairs, giving the whole plant a grayish appearance. It has elliptic edged leaves. All parts of the plant emit a foul odor similar to rancid peanut butter when crushed or bruised, although most people find the fragrance of the flowers to be quite pleasant when they bloom at night.

    The flowers are white, trumpet-shaped, maybe about 3 or 4 inches long. They first grow upright, and later incline downward. It flowers from early summer until late fall. The blooms glow at night and last only until late morning.

    The fruit is an egg-shaped spiny capsule. It splits open when ripe, dispersing the seeds. Another means of dispersal is by the fruit spines getting caught in the fur of animals, who then carry the fruit far from the mother plant. The seeds have hibernation capabilities, and can last for years in the soil. I've had several to come up in odd places in my yard, after having a mother plant in a pot years ago.

    All parts of this plant are toxic.
  • Posted by KAMasud (Alpha Centauri - Zone 9a) on Dec 2, 2012 10:14 PM concerning plant:
    Loves to grow in manure piles and refuse dumps. Loves nutrients.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Whoa! by wcgypsy Aug 4, 2012 12:29 PM 8
Looks more like D. innoxia by purpleinopp Jun 26, 2016 6:39 AM 4
not Ipomoea saintronanensis by DaylilySLP Aug 15, 2018 9:19 AM 4

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