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botanical name:
Datura metel 'Belle Blanche'
Datura metel 'Belle Blanche' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Devil's Trumpet
family:  Solanaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: green
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 6 to 11
Half-hardy perennial frequently grown as an annual, making a bushy mound of large greyish blue-green leaves. Very large upward facing trumpet shaped white flowers in summer, sweetly scented especially at night. Spiny seed pods follow.

Moist, well drained fertile soil in sun or part shade. Needs consistent watering in summer to perform well.

From seed or by cuttings.

Has been used as an Ayurvedic medicinal herb, though it is strongly toxic.

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