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#93410 Jul 19th, 2007 at 08:43 PM
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Yesterday a co-worker gave me a purple Angel trumpet I know also as a double petaled datura( Blooms are upward)
When I recieved the plant it was in a gallon pot and it was very dry and the leaves were just limp BUT there was a bloom bud that looked like it should be about to open.. ( for a time line keep in mind I got home from work with it about 4 P.M.
I watered it throughly and because it was sooo dry the water ran out several times before it held the last watering with a drop of super thrive in it.


After a couple of hours the leaves started perking back up and reaching for the sky ( almost dark thirty by now)and the bloom bud had also perked back up thanking me for the drink! thumbup I noticed the end of the bloom had started to open

I watched it up until around 10 and took pictures ( many of them notme to record the bloom opening! these pictures are at about 40 minutes intervals.

I really think moon flowers/ datura's open soo elegantly... I just love them white ones, purple ones doesn't matter!! grin




the next two pictures are as it is unfurling to open up...






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Very pretty, Diane.


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This is 5 A.M. today

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I love as this flower blooms ,, to me every stage of blooming is pretty

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and here it is fully opened,,,,,,, What a beauty!!!!

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It is still in the gallon pot I got it in, Saturday early morning I will plant in compost and humas/soil mix in ground!

I also have seeds coming up I recieved from Lynne that are about 6-8 inches up with about 7- big healthy leaves on them,, How exciting to see what the results of the seeds will be!! clap





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Diane, simlpy beautiful--I must have one!!!


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clap Pretty! Didnt someone just post a pic of one somewhere?? besides here I mean. Was it Kratz???
There are some plants in the perrenial border here that I think may be datura. I'll have to wait and see. Do I have to wait for the seed pods to dry up and fall off before i can harvest them???


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VERY nice, Diane! That looks a lot like the one I grew, but I think mine was a double flower if I'm not mistaken. Hopefully you'll see for yourself sometime soon!

Wrennie - the seed pods need to dry up completely before you harvest the seeds. BUT... they often crack open before they are totally ripened, so many people put a piece of pantyhose tied around the pod, to catch the seeds so they don't fall out before you can get to them. I did this and it worked well. I only had a few flowers on mine the one year, so I only got a few seeds anyway... but at least I got those.


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I dont know if I could get away with the panty hose trick here in town. Theyd definitely think me NUtso! touched


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I get that, but you only need a piece small enough to wrap around the pod - it's really not that noticeable. Oh, and the pods are VERY prickly when hard and dry - be very careful with them!


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I will be, dont want to pull a Cindy and get poked up.


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Wrennie When The pods are firm I just cut them off when they are still green( promotes More Blooms) and lay them out to dry and they turn brown eventually they crack open on their own, I take tweezers and get the seeds on out,, Last year on the white daturas, I cut off the pods and just put them on the soils under the main plant when they cracked opened I harvested the seeds out of all but one ~ That one I just picked it up and sprinkled the seeds around that area and put approx two inches of top soil on them and this year I have loads of babies!~ So next year I will have a very thick area of many moon flower bushes!!


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Angelblossom that is just gorgeous!!! I love purple flowers of any kind but that is the best I have seen yet. BTW nice to see someone who is so close to where I am, I haven't seen many ppl from our area on here yet, but I am still so new lol.

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Thanks Unigirl!! There are a few members from this area But don't come on here very often,, and Yep I like meeting the members here !! ~ We will have to see how close we are in miles I may have to bring you some purple trumpet seeds LOL


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I would love to have some seeds. I would appreciate that tremendously. Thank you.

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I want seeds too.My white just started takeing off.I'm going to try watering it more so maybe it will catch up.That one would match my new bed I'm planning.purples pinks reds.


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Diane, those pictures are simply gorgeous!!! Beautiful flowers!!


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here's the pic I posted earlier......thanks for noticing Wrennie


I will have seeds this fall for the purple datura....my plant is about 4' tall
(if anyone is interested........)


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The flowers will go to seed (pods) then I will let them dry, this plant is truly fascinating......

I also have a ton of white datura.....the seed pods get to look like spikey green balls....be careful if you have these as they can be dangerous to your fingers.....Prickly

I got one (pricker) under my fingernail last year and hubby had to dig it out, after I cut my fingernail first.

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I know that I WANT seeds!
Thats awesome.Mines growing.it has 3 buds.


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Hey Njoynit,

I will gladly save you some seeds

Did you want any hosta seeds?


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Have you actually grown hosta from seeds? I've never done that.




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That is absolutely beautiful Diane!! I will have to look for that one.

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yes...purple dauntra AND hosta.That'd be great.I've came across your address today more than once!I'm looking for a plant diagram.My white dauntra is still growing.I've not peeked back amoung the 4 pms to see since moved container if any yellow dautra showing life.


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wow! beauitful diane n kratz!


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Kratz, I too would love some seeds if you think you'll still have some to spare.


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Okay someone has to tell me..., How come there is only one Double flower bloom on this plant>> All the other blooms are single and I love them but this one is AWESOME!!!!!!!!


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the plant .....more are blooming! The first 3 were single , the one at the top right was single . I wonder if the one on the same side as this one will be double flowered>>???

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Diane - that is gorgeous!!! flwr clap thumbup


I don't have an answer for you, but I can't wait to see how the other ones open!
By the way... is that one of the plants that you got this summer? It couldn't be from the seeds I sent, right? Did they even grow for you?


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Diane, those are beautiful!!! Maybe those are the same, for a plant, as producing twins??!!! why grin


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Nope not from the seed you sent BUt yours seeds are growing very nicely I'll get a pic when I get back from CH K?? This plant was given to me :wink:







Hmmmmmmmmm I don't know This is my first year experience with them Shirls! Twins Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ! lol

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Lynne I have a bud starting!!!! clap clap clap kissie

This is from the seeds you sent!

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WOW Diane - that's fantastic!!!
You must have the magic touch! That, and some excellent soil, but I'm sure it's your tending it that made it want to shine for you!


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that is simply beautiful---how big a trelis does one need to grow trumpet vines??/


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Carol It is of bush growth,, I'm hoping to get seeds It grows like a moonflower bush would ! Let me know If you wants seeds and I'll see what I can do!!


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seeds! I must have seeds! Diane I will die without those seeds! That is GORGEOUS!!!! Just stunning!

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The way it looks I might also have some Purple Angel seeds to trade or give. Seems I have a bunch forming now just waiting for them to fully develop. Have a few request for some but not many.


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shock okay Loz I have pods on my other purple datura that I started this postwith I will save you some loz~~ grin


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Originally Posted by angelblossom
Carol It is of bush growth,, I'm hoping to get seeds It grows like a moonflower bush would ! Let me know If you wants seeds and I'll see what I can do!!


Diane--I PM'd you--ok??


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Originally Posted by angelblossom
shock okay Loz I have pods on my other purple datura that I started this postwith I will save you some loz~~ grin


Thank you Diane that means a lot to me. kissie

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This is an update on the seeds Lynne sent me ,, as posted above the seeds had grown and a bud was developing,,,


Here is it blooming and Yep Lynne you were right! grin It is double petaled ; I think these are sooooo cool Like a flower blooming into or out of another flower,,,

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and look it hasn't grown tall at all I doubt that it is even over 12-14 inches tall and blooming already!,,,, Another reason teach I turn Compost and Sheep manure into my soil ,, I have had the best results with that combination,,
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Diane - that is so exciting!!!
What a very pretty flower you have there - I'm telling you, you have the midas touch! It IS interesting that the plant isn't all that tall and bloomed for you already - it took mine 3 years to get just a few blooms!


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Opps Lynne I forgot to post the picture of how short in height the plant is and already blooming,, clap

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