|Every time I see one of these flowers unfurl, I think it's a miracle. From bud to full flower, it amazes me.|
|From this sized bud....seeing its progression makes me see creation at its best. It's such a beauty.|
Purple tinged, fussy stems. Love it!
|Great contrast against yellow foliage|
This one self seeded from a neighbouring house down the street. One day we saw it poking out from behind some shrubs. Isn't that great?!
Related to the Brugmansia x candida (Angel's Trumpet), the Datura inoxia grows about 3 feet tall, acting more like a ground cover. Benefits from having some sort of support if you want the plant to stay tall.
|Even in the drought of this past summer, this Datura has managed to flourish with little effort on our behalf.|
|Here is its fruit, and why it's been given the name Downy Thorn Apple. |
A pod full of black/brown seeds for next year.
Pleased be advised that this plant is very toxic - all parts of the plant when ingested can: as per the 'Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System' website info.
I'm wondering...does it have a scent?ReplyDelete
Yes they smell wonderful but bloom at nightDelete
Like you, I wondered too. I shoved my schnaz in there, and ya, there's a slight sweet fragrance.ReplyDelete