Datura wrightii or Sacred Datura is the name of a poisonous perennial plant and ornamental flower of southwestern North America. It is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant and an anticholinergic.
It is a vigorous herbaceous perennial that grows 30 cm to 1.5 m tall and wide. The leaves are broad and rounded at the base, tapering to a point, often with wavy margins. The flowers are the most striking feature, being sweetly fragrant white trumpets up to 20 cm (8 inches) long, often tinted purple, especially at the margin. In clear weather, flowers open at nearly full dark and wither a few hours after sunrise the following morning; in cloudy weather, they may open earlier and last longer.
Datura wrightii is found in northern Mexico and the adjoining U. S. states, as far north as southern Utah, in open land with well-drained soils. It is also commonly planted as an ornamental, especially in xeriscapes.
The name commemorates the botanist Charles Wright.
info source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura_wrightii
Genus - Datura
Species - Wrightii
Common name - Sacred Datura
Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones - 4 - 11
Height - 1-5' / 0.30 - 1.50 m
Spread - 1-5' / 0.30 - 1.50 m
Plant type - Annual / Perennial Vine
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full sun to Partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Mildly Acid, neutral, mildly alkaline (pH 6.1-7.8)
Soil type - Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Acid-based, Calcareous
Water requirements - Average, well drained
Landscape uses - Native gardens, medicinal gardens, spiritual gardens, desert resoration.
Bloom season - May - Octgober
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White
|Germination||Short cold moist stratification recommended.|
***Starting Seeds indoors
Soak seeds in warm water overnight to rehydrate the seed before potting the seeds you can scrape away a little of the seed casing to increase germination levels and timings although this is something that does not need to be done. Please take care not to damage the seed embryo.
Fill a seed tray with a potting mix remembering that these plants love rich soil, something that will remain moist but NOT clumpy or water logged as heat and humidity is what these seeds need.
Make small holes in your potting mix & sow your seeds one seed per hole and cover with a thin layer of potting mix and gently water in.
Place on warm surface (Heat Mat / Propagator / Seed Starter) at around +21-+26C (70-80F).
Brugmansia can be a little slow to germinate and start anywhere from 3 to 6 Weeks. However once they start, they rapidly grow. They normally germinate without any problems.
Sometimes a little patience is required.
***Starting Seeds Outdoors
After the last frosts of the year around spring time you can sow your seeds directly into the ground or into garden pots and let nature do the rest. (information source: https://www.adeniumstore.com)