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Asked by
bfgodwin on
June 8, 2014

Q. flower that looked like an angel trumpet called the wedding bell plant

Mom had a flower that looked like an angel trumpet that she called the wedding bell plant. The blooms grew upward instead of downward like all of the angel trumpets in the pictures on this website. I would love to know the proper name of it and where I may buy one. Thanks for your help.

Answered by
Heather on
June 8, 2014
Certified Expert
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There are 2 plants that have the common name of Angel Trumpet. The flowers are the same shape, but yes, one hangs down and one points up.

The pictures you saw on our site were of brugmansias (flower down), which are tropical. The plant you want is datura (flower up), which grow in most temperate areas.

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Asked by
Rmnadams on
July 14, 2015
Ct

Q. Some bug is eating leaves on Datura

Some bug is eating leaves on Datura plant. What can I use? I have a Ballerina Purple Datura and the leaves are entirely eaten.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 16, 2015
Certified Expert
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Cutworms or most likely slugs are the issue.

You could use Neem Oil safely and I am listing a link about slug control.
I have luck setting our beer to safely control slugs.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/datura/growing-datura-trumpet-flower.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 25, 2015

Q. how to tell what weeds i have

Trying to figure out what these weeds are and if edible.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 26, 2015
Certified Expert
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It looks to be a Datura species, which is a member of the Nightshade family. All Daturas are toxic and should not be ingested.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 22, 2015

Q. Datura

Enclosed is a picture of a Datura plant that I put in the ground in early August after receiving it from a friend. The plant is now about 10 inches in height. What are the chances that it will survive long enough this year to produce seeds for next year? Any suggestions on how to expedite its growth? Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 23, 2015
Certified Expert
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It is likely too young for producing seeds this season but by next you should be able to get some flowering and seeds for saving.

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Asked by
ronobrien on
September 24, 2015
Zone 8 Canada

Q. Winter protection for Datura

We live on the West Coast of British Columbia. Zone 8 (Canadian system). Do we need to keep our Datura (Trumpet Flower) inside during the winter? It is in a pot now. Occasional winter snow, wind, rain. and temp. may be below 0 degrees Celsius (32 F.) on occasion.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 26, 2015
Certified Expert
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Datura is occasionally hardy down to zone 5.
You should be fine to leave outdoors in your zone, but you always need to keep into account weather trends.
Since it is in a pot you may want to move to a sheltered location to be safe.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/datura/growing-datura-trumpet-flower.htm

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Asked by
ingrid265 on
October 15, 2015
Zone 5 in Ontario, Canada

Q. datura not reblooming true

Why is my datura not reblooming true to when I purchased it? I purchased this plant in May of this year. It was full of large frilly lavender and white blooms. I kept it outside after all danger of frost had passed. It was outside all summer. It is now in my sunroom and is reblooming; however, the blooms are now single petaled and more white than lavender. How can I get the blooms back to looking like they were when I first purchased it?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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Your plant is likely a hybrid and it has possibly reverted back to one varieties it is crossed with.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/datura/growing-datura-trumpet-flower.htm

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Asked by
Isabelle.roe2 on
November 15, 2015
Warwickshire

Q. Datura trumpet flowers

First year I have had these flowers. Do I cut them down or just leave them? They are in the garden. How do I keep them safe in winter?

I also have lupines. Do I cut down to roots or just leave leaves on?

Look forward to your reply.
Isabelle

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 16, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Winter care for your Datura will depend on your growing zone.
Freezing will kill the plant to the ground and if you live in zone 8 or warmer the plant will regrow in spring.
The plant does usually reseed itself and if you live in a colder climate you will likely see new plants starting in the spring.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/datura/growing-datura-trumpet-flower.htm

Lupines will depend on climate and variety. Some may grow as an annual and some may be a perennial variety.
Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lupine/growing-lupines.htm

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