brugs versus datura

marricgardensOctober 30, 2013

I planted 2 daturas this year and they did beautifully. I planted the seed in late Feb/early March and they flowered 5 months later. I have been reading on another post that Brugmansias take 9 months to a year to flower. Am I correct in thinking brugs take longer to flower than Daturas? Why? Marg

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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

Brugs are perennials whereas Datura are considered annuals. Annuals bloom set their seed and die once frost hits them. Brugs usually take a year or two to flower from seed just depending on what zone you live in and how much sunlight, warmth, and fertilizer they are getting.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 11:31AM
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marricgardens

Thanks! I didn't realize Brugs were perennial.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 12:03PM
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monet_g

Marg,
They're treated as perennials in the south, but can't take freezing temps. So, in the north, they're treated as annuals or brought in for over-wintering.
Gail

    Bookmark   October 31, 2013 at 12:17PM
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msbatt

Actually, some brugs are root-hardy in Zone 7. I have several that I cut back to ground level and mulch in, and they pop back up each spring. The hard, woody trunks can withstand a few hours as low as 27 degrees, but all the tender green parts are goners with the first frost.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 6:43PM
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diane_v_44(Z6)

I find that to be so with Brugmansia as well
They can take a fare bit of cold. and yet come back from the ground.
Actually I have some Datura here in Canada, well it is one particular Datura, that was given to me by a Japanese fellow that comes back, not always, but often from the original plant left out in the cold of winter here.
I now have several plants of this original one and keep seeds So always have some Seeds even come up that where left out in the yard overwinter. Is a long white but with a bluish tint to the flower Not fragrant at
all. I sort of treasure the plant as the man who gave it to me maybe ten years ago, is now diseased

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:03AM
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