Downy Thorn Apple 'Evening Fragrance'

Datura inoxia 'Evening Fragrance'

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This tender evergreen perennial is short lived but has large dark green ovate leaves and produces fragrant funnel shaped white flowers that are flushed with lavender. Flowers are typically scented at night. Spiny fruit can develop in autumn.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Sow seed under glass and plant out after the danger of frost has passed. Alternatively, sow seed in situ in spring.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Central America, Mexico

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes

This night time fragrant plant suits being grown in conservatories or tropical houses. It can also be used in coastal gardens and informal designs.

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be attacked by red spider mite, white flies, mealy bugs, scale insects and thrips but is generally disease free.
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