Devil's Trumpet (Datura metel)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Datura metel Accepted
Datura metel var. muricata Synonym
Datura metel var. fastuosa Synonym
Datura fastuosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are extremely toxic to humans, livestock and pets; ingesting can be fatal.
Pollinators: Various insects


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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trumpet-like flower by elforestero Aug 29, 2019 5:36 PM 6
Double purple Devil's trumpet not so purple by Biggin0612 Oct 7, 2018 2:34 PM 2
What is it by Ellis1066 Aug 3, 2018 5:34 PM 7
My first Datura flowers by Gerris2 Sep 3, 2018 6:20 PM 34
Anyone recognize this one? by plantladylin Jul 16, 2017 2:23 PM 16
datura by BeKind Apr 28, 2017 9:51 AM 11
Wanted: Datura metel Seeds by Xeramtheum Mar 7, 2017 5:01 PM 0
Need info on a Datura by mnmat Dec 11, 2016 1:43 PM 9
Microwaving Pollen & Seeds from Midnight Marvel! by Xeramtheum Mar 21, 2018 8:07 PM 24
wanted yellow datura plant or seeds by garjunan Jul 28, 2016 9:24 PM 2

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