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Jimsonweed in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Datura stramonium

 

Jimsonweed

Datura is an herbaceous perennial or annual with a reputation for being an ingredient in poisons and love potions. The plant has lobed, slightly furred, leaves, and showy trumpet-shaped flowers. It is usually grown as an annual, but self-seeds freely. Datura Stramonium, or 'Jimsonweed' has highly poisonous seeds. It grows as a weed (only in hot Summers in Britain), and has white funnel-shaped flowers from mid Summer to early Autumn, after which the spiny seed-pods form.

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plant Features
  • Jimsonweed likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Jimsonweed likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Jimsonweed is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Jimsonweed likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Jimsonweed

Latin name

Datura stramonium

type

Herbacious Annual or perennial

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Jimsonweed likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Jimsonweed is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Jimsonweed likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Jimsonweed likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Jimsonweed is 0.65meters x 2.00meters 0.65 M 2.00 M

Datura stramonium

Datura is an herbaceous perennial or annual with a reputation for being an ingredient in poisons and love potions. The plant has lobed, slightly furred, leaves, and showy trumpet-shaped flowers. It is usually grown as an annual, but self-seeds freely. Datura Stramonium, or 'Jimsonweed' has highly poisonous seeds. It grows as a weed (only in hot Summers in Britain), and has white funnel-shaped flowers from mid Summer to early Autumn, after which the spiny seed-pods form.


Propagation by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Datura plants are ridiculously easy to grow from seed. They need full sun and rich fertile earth that drains well. Sow seeds directly outside into a prepared bed in fall in warmer climates and in early spring after all danger of frost has passed in cooler climates.

 

Planting young plants

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant in full sun in fertile soil after all danger of frost has passed

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Flowers appear from early Summer to early Autumn

 
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