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Datura metel 'Double Golden Queen'

Brugmansia, Angels' Trumpet, Downy Thorn Apple

Tender Shrub

A dynamic border and container plant with large, beautifully double, frilled flowers of canary yellow. The many flowers are earlier than most varieties and will continue through to frosts. Makes a stunning conservatory plant too. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 140cm (5 feet).

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
February, March
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (8 datura seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £3.99
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. very disappointing

    By Hilary Pearson 18-10-2015

    I love datura plants, but this is the worst of 4 varieties I have tried. All the seeds germinated well and I gave away 3 to friends, none of which flowered. However, as usual, I fed mine well and all developed, grew and produced loads of flowers. Sadly, these have no scent at all and the outside of the large double flowers all turned brown as the inner trumpet came out so they never looked very good. I tried them in all light conditions, but to no avail.

    Anne
    19-10-2015

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

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