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Brugmansia (Angel's Trumpet) & Datura (Thorn Apple)

Angel's Trumpets belong to a small genus of some seven perennial, tall shrub-like species from South America, whereas the closely related Thorn Apples, Jimson Weeds, or Devil's Weeds belong to a small genus of some nine mostly annual to biannual and fast growing species which are native from south-western USA to Mexico. All have showy, trumpet-like, mostly very sweetly fragrant flowers above usually large ornamental foliage. All species are easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Keep perennial species in pots at a minimum of some 15°C and in full sun throughout the year.
Sow seeds in pots in any rich, well drained soil preferably in spring under glass at a minimum of some 20°C. Transplant annuals to the garden after the last freezing nights fom late spring to early summer. Alternatively sow annual Datura species directly to the ground towards the end of spring.
10 large seeds per package (Brugmansia spp.), respectively 20 seeds per package (Datura spp.).
Note: All parts are poisenous if ingested !
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Brugmansia sanguinea (Red Angel's Trumpet)

Brugmansia sanguinea (Red Angel's Trumpet)

2 (3)m, Red Angel's Trumpet is a tall, semi-woody shrub from montane, cool regions from Colombia to northern Chile. Brugmansia sanguinea is rather slow growing and has large, lush foliage and pendulous, narrow and long, bright red, orange, yellow to yellowish-green, long and narrow flower trumpets. Being a high altitude species, it prefers a humus rich, freely draining soil and a fresh spot at a winter minimum of some 12°C and a summer maximum of some 28°C. Higher temperatures will usually impede flowering. III-X.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0245 € 7,99
Brugmansia suaveolens (Brazil's White Angel Trumpet)

Brugmansia suaveolens (Brazil's White Angel Trumpet)

3 (5)m, Brazil's White Angel Trumpet is a very tall, semi-woody shrub from South America where it is thought to be extinct in the wild. It is very similar to Brugmansia arborea which has egg-shaped fruits (elongated fruits in Brugmansia suaveolens) and a long green calyx surrounding half of the flower trumpet (shorter in Brugmansia suaveolens and not surrounding the flower trumpet). It produces very showy, large pendulous, white to pale yellow or pale rose flower trumpets (about twice as large as those in Brugmansia arborea) which are heavily scented at night. It prefers a humus rich, freely draining soil and a fresh spot at a winter minimum of some 12°C. Seeds are from pure white flowering plants. II-XI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0274 € 0,99
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Datura inoxia (Downy Thorn-Apple)

Datura inoxia (Downy Thorn-Apple)

60 (100)cm, Downy Thorn-Apple is a fast growing short-lived perennial from Mexico and South-Western USA. It has strongly sweet fragrant white trumpet flowers and smoothly pubescent leaves. In comparison to the sacred thorn apple (Datura wrightii) plants are somewhat small with narrower flowers. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot. Best grown as an annual, sow under glass in mid spring at a minimum of some 20°C. Keep pots in a sunny spot and transplant sedlings to the final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights from end of spring to mid summer. If grown as a perennial in pots keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C in full sun. Note: All parts are poisenous if ingested ! VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 8026 € 2,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Datura metel (Angel's Trumpet)

Datura metel (Angel's Trumpet)

40 (90)cm, Angel's Trumpet or Indian Thorn Apple is a fast growing annual from India to China. It has showy purplish-white flower trumpets on purplish stalks and sometimes even purplish tinged leaves and ovoid seed capsules with short thick spines. Easily cultivated in any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot. Sow under glass in mid spring at a minimum of some 20°C. Keep pots in a sunny spot and transplant sedlings to the final spot in the garden after the last freezing nights from end of spring to mid summer. Seeds are from a filled form with narrow flower trumpets. Note: All parts are poisenous if ingested ! VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (white/lilac flowers)8027 € 0,99*
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Datura stramonium (White Thorn Apple)

Datura stramonium (White Thorn Apple)

80 (110)cm, White Thorn Apple is a fast growing annual from the Arabian peninsula and India with large, slightly glossy foliage and small trumpet shaped, pure white flowers which are open at night, followed by egg-sized fruits densely covered with spines. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Note: All parts are poisenous if ingested ! VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 0113 € 0,39*
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Datura stramonium var. inermis (Smooth Thorn Apple)

Datura stramonium var. inermis (Smooth Thorn Apple)

70 (100)cm, Smooth Thorn Apple is a fast growing annual similar to the species yet with seedcapsules with a smooth skin. It has ornamental, large, slightly glossy foliage and small trumpet shaped, pure white flower which open at night. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Note: All parts are poisenous if ingested ! VI-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8103 € 0,39
Datura wrightii (Sacred Thorn Apple)

Datura wrightii (Sacred Thorn Apple)

40 (120)cm, Sacred Thorn Apple is a fast growing herbaceous perennial from northern Mexico and nearby southern U.S. states. It bears utmost showy, up to 20cm long, white, strongly sweetly fragrant flower trumpets, followed by egg-sized fruits densely covered with spines above broad oval, finely pubescent greyish green leaves. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. If grown as a perennial in pots keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. Note: All parts are poisenous if ingested ! VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package5419 € 2,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.