Information for Datura discolor

Approximately 100.00 seeds per gram
seed-counts are only a guide, not to be used for accurate calculations.

Datura discolor - 1  packet for 9 Euros
Datura discolor - 10  gram for 18 Euros
Datura discolor - 25  gram for 25 Euros

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 69029
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - annual
Flower: WHITE, PURPLE streaked at centre, to 16cm. long, frag.
Fruit: ovate spiny pods, nodding, to 7x6cm., seeds BLACK, elaiosome WHITE
Foliage: GREYISH
Height in meters: 0.6
Parts of Datura discolor are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Datura discolor: Datura kymatocarpa ?,  Datura reburra,  Datura thomasii ?, 

Common names for Datura discolor: Desert Thornapple, 

Datura discolor is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
1:   Stock list
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
57:   Arid and Dry Condition Plant Seed List
76:   Californian Native Plant Seed List
85:   Natives of U.S.South West (Arizona Texas New Mexico)
131:   Toxic Plants
626:  Solanaceae
719:   North American Native Ethnobotanicals
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Datura discolor seeds will usually germinate in 14-140 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally germinates in the dark. Sow seeds about 9mm deep in a light, well drained, and water retentive seed sowing mix at about 35C.

Outdoor Treatment, in temperate regions, can give seeds exactly the sequence of cold and damp and warm conditions needed to encourage germination. Check your weather conditions to see whether they may be appropriate. Shady sheltered conditions are recommended (to keep humidity and temperature regular) in a free draining, but water retentive medium - this can be in pots in a cold frame, where they can be easily protected from weeds and animals.

Datura discolor prefers slightly alkaline soil. Datura seeds germinate quicker and more uniformly if treated with GA-3

SEED GERMINATION THEORY AND PRACTICE; by Professor Norman C. Deno
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