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Old 08-04-2012, 11:00 AM
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Input please! I have a triple purple datura planted in pot that is at least one year old that blooms here and there.
Here is a pic of one of her blooms taken last month.

I noticed today a current bloom is double rather than triple.


Does anyone know why is that as it clearly bloomed triple purple daturas throughout last and this year until now.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:55 PM
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Thoughts anyone?
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:47 PM
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No clue, but it's beautiful.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:09 AM
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That is a puzzle
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:54 AM
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Are you absolutely sure it's the same plant? The last two pictures look like Datura Var. Rubra with the butterscotch inside and mottled red outside - did I by any chance send you some seeds for that? The Var. Rubra is not easy to find! If it is the same plant, it might just be a sport - you'll want to tag the bloom for seeds.

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:42 AM
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Thanks Tess and Moonfire.
Xeo, absolutely the same plant. I bought this as a plant out of town last year. No seeds involved.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:30 PM
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Well you've got what looks like a Var. Rubra double trumpet sport .. definitely tag that for seeds .. I'd love some.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:45 AM
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thanks Xeo, will do!
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:30 AM
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I really couldn't say, but I know the the heat this year stunted the growth of a lot of my plants, till the rain came . I know its a long shot, but just I'd put it out. I just read up on them, because I have started a double yellow one. and I read they when established they are quit tolerant of drought but plenty of water and fertilizer will ensure more vigorously flowers maybe some fertilizer would get it back on tract. http://dragocactoid.com/caresheets/GrowingDatura.pdf

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:19 AM
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Thanks nyrak for the link on info. about Daturas! I did not know of the definition of 'stratification' with regard to freezing seeds. Does this apply to all seeds?

Footnote- My 89 year old plant mentor has the triple dats in ground in her garden that she has been growing for years. She also has commented that sometimes she sees double blooms rather than triple ones and didn't know the reason why. I purchased mine from out of town and not thru her.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:40 AM
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And today, she is putting out doubles!

Haven't seen the triple blooms in a while.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:07 AM
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Yesterday I noticed she has two blooms on one stem. Actually she had three but one has fallen. One of the blooms is a double, the other bloom, on the same stem, is a triple.
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