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question about datura's.....

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by linda12159 on July 02, 2005 10:04 PM
goodmorning all!! i am thrilled to say my datura bloomed!! woooohooooo! its my first one ever and i started it from seed, my question is, can i keep this beauty bloomin all summer? the bloom is kinda droopy now and i was wondering do i pull it off to allow another bloom to come forth or is it done blooming?
thank you, Linda

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by njoynit on July 05, 2005 10:20 PM
where the bloom was it will form a seed pod...likey a spikey round thing.it will start off small and will swell in size and keep an eye on it that it don't bust open.you'll have seedlings growing EVERYWHERE!
yes it will bloom all summer just keep it fertilized& watered.

What color ya got?I have a white& a white with purple throat with small flower.I have problems growing dauntra from seed....but reseeding on ground seem to grow.

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by linda12159 on July 07, 2005 12:10 AM
thank you njoynit,
mine is pure white. i think its called datura metal. the darndest thing though, the bloom lasted only a day ......now its just drooped and hangin there. is this normal?

Linda

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by Shiollie on July 07, 2005 08:14 PM
Hi Linda, The bloom from the Datura will only last a day or 2 and they will droop in the heat of the day. I move mine into the shade in the hottest part of the day and the blooms will perk up. If you dont want more seeds remove the seed capsule because they will put an awful lot of energy into those capsules at the expense of blooms. Datura are very heavy feeders so you might want to feed it a diluted fertilizer at every watering.
A side note... When you get your next bloom, smell it in the morning then smell it again when the sun goes down, it seems that the perfume really increases at night. I have a double yellow and the scent at night is intoxicating!

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