Select seeds from our many datura species Datura StramoniumAlso known as: Jimson weed, Devil's Snare, Thornapple, Moon Flower, Devil's Trumpet, ToloacheHere is an herbaceous annual that grows to about 1-5 feet tall. A single stemmed plant can grow to cover an area up to 9.8 feet in diameter. Branching somewhat freely, it does give the plant a bushy look.The ha Jimson Weed, Thorn Apple Datura stramonium Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any ‘bulk quantity’ up to what we have in stock, some examples are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada,
Datura Stramonium “Pure White” (Jimson Weed) Seeds
Datura Stramonium is perhaps the most well-known species of datura. These seeds will produce true white trumpet-shaped flowers. These are the pure white flowers, not to be confused with the more common Datura Stramonium Lilac Le Fleur, which has white flowers with purple throats. The flowers fall and are replaced by two-inch spiky seed pods. It can be grown indoors under lights but is generally an outdoor landscaping plant measuring up to five feet in height. In recent years, datura and the related brugmansia varieties have grown in popularity for their large and prolific blooms. These annuals are also abundant seed producers and will usually reseed themselves the following year if the seed pods and plants are left in the ground to dry out at the end of the season. Many datura varieties have been used by various medicine men throughout the world as a divination tool. They have also been used in witchcraft to create so-called flying ointments and were once used in cosmetics. There are various medicinal uses for the plant, although its extreme toxicity generally outweighs any of these benefits for it to be used practically by herbalists. Still, both atropine and scopolamine, two alkaloids present in the plant, are sometimes used in isolated form by doctors. Among the various uses of these chemicals, both cause pupil dilation and eye muscle paralysis for optometric procedures. Scopolamine is also sometimes used for the reduction of motion sickness. There are numerous reports of people suffering from madness from accidental datura ingestion. The most notable was a case in which settlers in Jamestown mistakenly used it in cooking, causing much of the town to run mad. It is from this instance that datura was given the nickname, Jimson Weed. Although the name most directly applies to Datura Stramonium, it is often used in reference to other datura varieties as well.
WARNING: Despite this plant’s beauty, all parts including the seeds contain compounds that are poisonous if ingested. Do not ingest for any reason and keep away from curious pets and children.
Growing Information: Stramonium seeds tend to germinate more readily than most other species of datura. Datura seeds should be planted just below the surface of the soil (about 1/8”). They can be direct sown or transplanted after the seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves. Plants will grow in almost any soil type. Although, a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil such as a mix of sand and compost will produce drastically better results with taller, wider plants that have bigger blooms and more pods. For best results, situate plants in full sun to nearly full sun.
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Datura Stramonium 10 Seeds, Fragrant Jimson weed or Devil’s Snare Plant
Here is an herbaceous annual that grows to about 1-5 feet tall. A single stemmed plant can grow to cover an area up to 9.8 feet in diameter. Branching somewhat freely, it does give the plant a bushy look.
The handsome fragrant flowers that generally appear throughout summer are trumpet shaped, and are white or creamy to violet in color. They are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and moths. The egg shaped seed capsule is 3 to 8 cm (1–3 in) in diameter and can either be covered with spines or can be bald. It germinates readily and self sows under most conditions.
It will flourish in most moderately good soils with average moisture, but will do best in a rich calcareous soil, or in a good sandy loam. It prefers full sun to partial shade and will grow beautifully as a potted plant.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 3 – 9.
Datura has been used in traditional medicine to relieve asthma symptoms and as an analgesic during surgery or bone setting. It is also a powerful hallucinogen and deliriant, which is used entheogenically for the intense visions it produces. However, the tropane alkaloids responsible for both the medicinal and hallucinogenic properties are fatally toxic in only slightly higher amounts than the medicinal dosage, and careless use often results in hospitalizations and deaths. This plant is highly poisonous to both animals and humans.
Jimson Weed, Thorn Apple Datura stramonium
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* Datura stramonium , known by the common names jimson weed , devil’s trumpet , devil’s weed , thorn apple , tolguacha , Jamestown weed , stinkweed , locoweed , datura , moonflower , and, in South Africa , malpitte and mad seeds , is a common weed in the Solanaceae ( nightshade ) family. more.
* The thornapple is a bitter narcotic plant that relieves pain and encourages healing. It has a longhistory of use as a herbal medicine, though it is very poisonous and should be used with extreme caution.
* The use of this plant is subject to legal restrictions in some countries. It should be used with extreme caution and only under the supervision of a qualified practitioner since all parts of the plant are very poisonous and the difference between a medicinal dose and a toxic dose is very small.
* The leaves can be used as a very powerful mind-altering drug, they contain hyoscyamine and atropine. There are also traces of scopolamine, a potent cholinergic-blocking hallucinogen,which has been used to calm schizoid patients. more.