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[May. 8th, 2005|11:55 am]
Your slice of Eden

Xposted all over the place, apologies.

Has any one grown any Datura (Angel's Trumpet,  Jimson Weed, Brugmansia) in the southern UK or similar climate?  I'd like to know:

  • Will I have to drag it inside in the winter?

  • Will it be warm enough for it to bloom?

  • Will it bloom in the first year?

  • Will the slugs devour it? 

  • If so, will I have high mystical slugs?  And therefore will the neighbour's cat, having eaten them, attain enlightenment?  Put another way, I have no children or pets, if I don't smoke it, eat it, grind it or otherwise tamper with it, is it as safe as, say, a foxglove?

Whereas I am aware of its uses, I am not growing it to use it for anything other than a decorative plant. It is legal and uncontrolled in Britain. 




From: kellysblues
2005-05-24 04:19 pm (UTC)
I don't have any myself (they'd take up all the space on my tiny balcony) but I know others who keep them in pots in their gardens. I'm in Sweden, and they grow and bloom nicely here (although they're just green most of the summer and don't bloom until August). I'm not sure how much warmer south UK is, but they like frost anyway, and will have to be stored frost-free over winter. But I'm guessing indoors will be too warm for them.
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From: kellysblues
2005-05-24 04:20 pm (UTC)
I meant that they DON'T like frost. Sorry.
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[User Picture]From: mays_rays
2005-07-25 05:29 pm (UTC)
Hi there, just stumbled across this old post. Check out this: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datura), and the very bottom paragraph on this article: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel%27s_trumpets_%28plant%29)

I'm actually glad to have learned this, because we have a angel's trumpet in the back patio. From the sounds of it, it's safe as long as it's not ingested.
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