Growing Brugmansia From Seed

heaven4441March 27, 2011

Someone gave me some seed from a purple angel trumpet. I have tried to grow them several times, and nothing ever comes up. Is it even possible to grow angel trumpets from seed? If it is, what time of year do I plant them, and do I start them indoors like you would do tomatoes and squash? Thanks for any help. Carole.

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kasha77

Hi Carole-
I'm from zone 7b too, and I found that I get better results if I wait til things warm up a bit here, then plant them in flats and keep them warm (they love the heat) and watch that they stay evenly moist. I started all of my Datura Metel purple and my Datura Triple yellow from seeds last year- they all turned out great! Good Luck!
kasha77


    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 3:11PM
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karyn1(7a)

Hi. You have datura seeds, not brugmansia seeds. The two are often confused but many daturas are grown as annuals in zones that aren't frost free. Daturas and brugs are both easy to grow from seed but I think that some varieties of daturas have better germination when started outside after threat of frost. It's possible that the seed you have is no longer viable. I'm guessing that you have datura metel which isn't cold hardy. I usually soak my datura seeds in water overnight and plant them the next day. I don't plant them deep, about 1/4" down and keep them warm. They usually start to germinate within a few weeks but some take much longer.

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chena(z8 Texas)

Great Pic's Kathy!!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 5:28AM
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eloise_ca

Kathy, yummy!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 9:34AM
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kasha77

Thanks! :)

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 8:37PM
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fengshui05(eu)

Kathy,
very nice pictures!

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 6:44AM
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kasha77

Thanks guys!
kasha77

    Bookmark   April 4, 2011 at 8:31PM
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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

Those pictures are Datura not Burgs!!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 11:43AM
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monet_g

Yes, you're right. It was noted in the second post that the OP was addressing Daturas.

This post was edited by monet_g on Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 12:09

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