‘Double Purple’ devil’s trumpet (Datura metel ‘Double Purple’ or D. metel var. fastuosa) produces upright, branching plants typically 3 to 4 feet tall, with broad, deep green leaves. They usually start flowering in midsummer (from an early to mid-spring, indoor sowing), with large, ruffled, upward-facing blooms that are purplish on the outside and creamy white on the inside. Some people love the fragrance, but others dislike it, so you may want to treat this as an experiment and grow just one or two the first year so see what you think.
The petals eventually drop off, and the rounded, somewhat prickly seed pods are green with deep purple mottling. When they split (if they have time to ripen before frost), you can collect the brown seeds for future sowing. Note that all parts of this plant are toxic if ingested. Full sun. Annual (or tender perennial in very mild climates).
Collected starting in late August 2022. At least 15 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.