Despite its goofy name, this is actually a very sophisticated looking bloom. And this cultivar produces in droves—it flowers freely and reliably throughout the summer. The white petals are emphasized by a deep purple reverse, which it shows off around the curling edges. A nice fragrance surrounds these blooms, drawing attention just as well as the form does. The plant grows quickly without much trouble in a sunny southern border, producing big leaves and dark sleek stems. This Angel Trumpet is tropical, so for northern zones, it's best in a patio pot that you can bring indoors once the weather cools. Datura Double 'Purple Petticoats'
Datura Double 'Purple Petticoats'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:4 - 5 feet
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 36 inches
Planting Instructions:Set at the same level it is at in the container, firm well and water in thoroughly.
Winter Care:Plants not winter hardy below 32 degrees F, seed will overwinter in the ground. Can be overwintered as a houseplant.
Growth Rate:Fast once established, which takes approximately 2 - 3 weeks
Flower Form:Large flared upward facing trumpets, 2 or 3 set one inside the other.
Foliage Type:Large glaucous green heart-shaped foliage that is very attractive.