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Datura metel 'Double Blackcurrant Swirl'

Brugmansia, Angels' Trumpet, Downy Thorn Apple

Tender Shrub

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A dynamic border, container or conservatory plant with large, beautifully double frilled flowers of blackcurrant and lilac-mauve. The many flowers are earlier than most and continue through to frosts outdoors. Flowers mid summer-autumn. Height 1.4m. (5ft)

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (15 datura seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £3.99 £0.99
Sow February to March. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours before sowing. Place seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Seal container inside a polythene bag and keep at a temperature of between 15-20ºC (59-68ºF). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination usually takes 21-60 days.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. Plant out once plants are well grown, 1.2m (4ft) apart. For best results, provide a moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Do not feed plants, but water well.

Remove seedpods regularly to encourage further blooms. Plants can be overwintered in frost-free conditions. Cut back to the base and keep plants barely moist until spring.

Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, toxic if eaten.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Blackcurrant delights.

    By sharon rutland 14-08-2015

    What a beautiful plant. Double mauve flowers stand on top of dramatic black stems, like blackcurrant ice cream cones in Summer. The colours and fragrance of the flowers are amazing. The large seed pods also add interest to the plant.

    Natalie
    14-08-2015

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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