Pronunciation: duh-TOO-ruh RITE-ee-eye
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade Family)
Synonym: Datura inoxia var. quinquecuspida
Common Name: angel's trumpet, downy thornapple, toloache
Height to: 3'
Width to: 6'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
Bloom Description: The spectacular white or pale lavender, trumpet-shaped flowers are 8 in (20 cm) long and 6 in (15 cm) across, and held erect. They are pleasantly fragrant and form all summer, each opening in the early evening and lasting until noon the next day.
- -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
- 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
- 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
- 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
- 30 to 20ºF ZONE 9
- 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
Propagation: Seeds or root divisions
Native to: Angel's trumpet is native to the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, where it grows in well-drained soils. Horn-of-plenty is native to China and jimsonweed is a North American native.
- Drought Tolerant
- Container Gardening
Source: Floridata - Angel's trumpets are pollinated by night-flying sphinx moths, which look and act like small hummingbirds. But honey bees and other insects are attracted to the sweet flowers too, and often manage to squeeze into them before they have opened. Alkaloids derived from angel's trumpet are used as antidotes to poisoning by pufferfish, nerve gas and organophosphate pesticides.
WARNING: The leaves and seeds of angel's trumpet, horn-of-plenty, and jimsonweed are sources of several alkaloidal drugs, some of which have narcotic properties. They are poisonous to people as well as to cattle, horses and sheep. Some local communities have banned the cultivation of Datura species.
Submitted by: Deano2u2