Common name: Double Purple Datura
Origin: South America
Height at maturity: 90 to 120 centimeters
Plant type: flowering plant
Flowering: June to frost
Flower color: purple, mauve
Type of soil: rich in humus and draining
Watering: normal, without excess
Use: isolated, clump, pot or tray
Diseases and pests: scale insects, red spider mites
Toxicity: all parts of the plant are poisonous
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The purple datura is a magnificent plant, it produces throughout the summer a profusion of purple flowers, double and wavy, ending in a funnel with five lobes.
The flowering period extends from May-June until frost. The flowers are 12 to 20 centimeters long and give off a pleasant smell in the evening and early morning.
The leaves are oval, broad, dark green in color and measure 25 centimeters long and 20 cm wide. The fruits have a size of 5 to 7cm in diameter covered with a down of slender prickles.
The datura loses its foliage in winter but the plant will come back the following spring.
Be careful because all varieties of Datura are toxic and poisonous.