Need advice on datura inoxia planting

Erica1590August 14, 2013

Years and years ago a neighbor gave me some seeds, not really knowing what they were. I ended up planting them on the backside of my house. After a short time this huge shrub with beautiful white flowers shot up. It's been at least 5 or 6 years and I've finally learned that the plant is a datura inoxia. While the plant itself is thriving, its really spread out, not bushing as I would like it to. I would like to propagate, either by seed or cuttings, to an area where the blooms can be enjoyed by others but I'm not quite sure how to go about doing so.

The plant currently has numerous green seed pods. I've read that in order to propagate using seeds the pods need to be brown? Once I have seeds, should they be soaked or immediately replanted? And lastly, will they do as well in large pots as they will directly in the ground?

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yiorges-z5il

after seed pod turns brown. store till spring. lightly cover the seed soil temp for germination 70F taking 14-42 days to germinate.
Take cuttings of frim new growth apply 0.1% IBA (rooting hormone stick in well drained soil & mist.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2013 at 7:10PM
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dlbk(6a)

I do nothing with my Datura seeds - the pods ripen, split and the scattered seeds begin growing in the spring without me ever lifting a finger. This plant grows more easily than dandelions! The Datura plant never gets more than about 3' tall for me, growing more outward, to as much as 6' or so here in Z6. The flowers last a day or so and the fragrance, especially at dusk is heavenly.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 5:54PM
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dlbk(6a)

Seems I can only add 1 pic at a time. This shows a Datura bud before opening.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 5:56PM
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