Datura parajuli, Datura

Datura parajuli

Family: Solanaceae
Origin: India
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Datura parajuli, commonly referred to as Datura, is a small shrub that can grow between 2-5 feet in height. It grows best in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11 in semi-shaded conditions, in well-drained soil that is kept moderately moist. The flowers of Datura are white or off-white in color and highly fragrant. The blossoms thrive in a temperate environment, blooming for 5-6 months.

If you're growing Datura in a colder region, it's best to pot it to protect it from winter frost. In USDA Zones 8 and below, it's important to give the plant plenty of water during the growing season and to protect mature plants from temperatures lower than 30 Fahrenheit. If you're growing Datura in a pot and you live in a cold region, make sure to bring the plant in when temperatures threaten to drop below this temperature.

Datura is an attractive addition to gardens, growing best in sun to partial shade. It requires regular watering, making sure the soil is moderately moist but not soggy. Fertilize with a balanced, organic fertilizer two to three times during the growing season to keep the shrub healthy and growing robustly. Deadheading spent blossoms encourages a second round of blooms to appear.

Propagation of Datura is achieved by taking stem cuttings in the late spring. Datura easily grows from seed, which should be sown in moist soil and kept humid until germination. It can take several weeks for the seeds to sprout, but with the proper care you can expect them to bloom within 5-6 months.

Overall, Datura is an attractive, low-maintenance shrub and is an ideal choice for those who want to bring a unique beauty to the garden and home. With regular watering, fertilizing and occasional deadheading, you'll be rewarded with fragrant white to off-white blossoms.

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Datura parajuli, Datura
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Datura parajuli - seeds

Low growing shrub, takes 5-6 months from seed to bloom. The flowers of this species are white with hues of blue / purple and very aromatic. Tolerates some frost.
Plant seeds at a depth of 3/8" using well draining soil mix. Keep warm, damp and in bright light.
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