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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
From seed or by cuttings.

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

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