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Datura metel /Angel's Trumpets

Datura metel  / Datura metel
Flower of the Double Cone datura
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Flower of the Double Cone datura

Purplish leaves of the Double Cone datura

Flower and leaves of Double Cone datura

A view of the flower of White Angel Trumpet

White Angel Trumpet

Seed pod of datura

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Scientific Name: Datura metel
Common Name: Angel's Trumpets
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Yellow, Purple, Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Datura, called jimson weed, and all parts of this plant are poisonous. The species is native to the Southwestern USA and generally has white flowers and some have purplish ones. It is easy to grow and can add color to the landscape. Pretty, but posionous. The flowers are fragrant and it is most pronounced in late afternoon or early evening.