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Datura metel var fastuosa

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Getting cold here now, i'm tempted to dig one up and pop it back in the greenhouse.

Definately feels like autumn now.

Great to hear they are self fertile!!

I will start much earlier next season, one flower in autumn would be a joy though.

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My brugs and metel v.fastuosas are still flowering hard. It has been an 8 month flowering cycle so far. I have a double and a triple outof my batch of fastuosa seeds i tried to cross pollenate them but from hearing they are self fertile we will never know if it woked lol. Gonna try and grow most of the seeds out.

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u can x them but u gota do it while the flowers r still closed!

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some belated pics of my shining purple lady

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what a stunner she was. I got lucky with visistors too, both my parents got to see and appreciate this flower in person :)

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Sweet avatar boggy! I got a couple more flowers left on my plants to go. Gave them a solid hosing today, dam spidermites have been outta control this summer and we're trying to be organic at our flat. Hosing the plants actually turns out to be the best way I've found to kill those little f*ckers

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Cheers Nem, i wanted to get a pic that wasnt too similar to yours lol :P

Have you tried plant soap on mites? It just smothers the wee tyrants. I've found it to be quite effective.

Are your plants setting seed yet?

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Yea I've harvested seed off the one in my avatar which came from trademe but the plants from your seed look like they're still trying to decide if they got pollinated or not. :blink:

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I remember drooling over this plant and its sexy flowers when this thread was going strong.

I finally got some double purple seeds to germinate this year and thought i would post here instead of starting my own thread.

Im so excited!!!

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All off the purple queen datura seeds have germinated now. I will wait until they have grow their first true leaves before i repot them individually. I wish i hadn't just scattered these in the one pot. I didn't have much hope for them. Lesson learnt:-)

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mmm what a beautiful flashback ..

i remember well, the feeling from those sexy purple sprouts unzipping and reaching out of their little cases for the first time ...

very pretty indeed mate !

;) enjoy!

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How many days deadstar?

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