- Wild Seed
- Sacred Datura
Sacred Datura - Datura wrightii - Perennial - Sometimes Annual
Oh boy I love this plant. I stumbled onto a large, wild patch on a wonderful walk with my love around 5,200'. It can thrive to about 6,000' It likes the heat, lean soils, full sun. I have seen it grown at higher elevations (7-8,000') and if placed somewhere warm, it will return. If not - you can grow it as an annual each year.
This sprawling plant can make a 4' circle, covered in large, white trumpet flowers, sometimes tinged with purple. Such a stunner!
Best started in winter in pots to set plants out but in warm places, you could direct seed. The flower is highly fragrant, the plant, not so much. It is pollinated at night by Hawkmoths.
Native to Colorado. Other names include Jimsonweed and Thornapple.
Remember, Datura is toxic, so be careful when handling it. Give it its own space the thrive. Do not ingest any part of the plant!