Tropicals forum: 24 hour Datura inoxia bloom progress from yesterday morning....

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Name: Imaeus
Dayton, ohio
Jun 30, 2014 9:07 AM CST
My datura blossomed last night, its her first flower since november. I brought her inside to over winter her this past year. So this is also an "update" from another thread in here. Just wanted to make a compilation of it as a whole.

I understand I take alot of pictures, but I love this plant, she has an amazing smell all around. Also, the way she reveals herself every time is beautiful.

Two photos from an hour ago when I got home from work.

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She started opening more and then I came back to it and she popped open.

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Last picture before it's too dark.
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11 in the morning and she is still open.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Jun 30, 2014 11:47 AM CST
Mine stay open until about 10am and they are in full sun.
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Name: Imaeus
Dayton, ohio
Jun 30, 2014 11:56 AM CST
It was 12:30 here today when I decided to snip the bloom. I also dry them out to enjoy as a reminder of where they came from. Lol. I a weird one.
Name: Tara
Jacksonville, Fl. (Zone 9a)
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Jun 30, 2014 12:29 PM CST
Hilarious! Not weird! I love mine too! I keep it by the front porch, and it does have a wonderful fragrance! Can't get enough! Just love it! Thumbs up
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Jun 30, 2014 1:19 PM CST
Your photos are fantastic! Thank you so much for allowing all of us to experience its bloom. Gorgeous!!
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