Datura metel 'Ballerina Yellow'
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Datura metel 'Ballerina Yellow'

Datura metel 'Ballerina Yellow'

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Common Name: Angel's Trumpet
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Sep
Mature Height: 30" Spacing: 30"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Fragrance: Yes
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Buttery blooms, double to triple in form, arrive in abundance on long-blooming Datura metel 'Ballerina Yellow.' The ruffled, multi-layered blossoms of this Angel’s Trumpet are deeply grooved and accented with stylishly tousled petal tips. Evening brings a sweet fragrance. All parts of this plant are poisonous.

Datura is a genus of over a dozen annual and perennial species. We offer a species (Datura metel) from southwestern China with large, trumpet-like flowers that produce a fragrance, especially strong at night. Grow in average to humus-rich, well-drained soil. All parts of these plants are poisonous if ingested.

For more information on growing Datura, click Growing Guide.




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Average Customer Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (5 Reviews) Write a Review

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such a stunner!

I ordered several of these and all are doing great. The datura I planted directly in the garden bed are a bit slower to grow and bloom than the plant I put in its own pot with some purple gomphrena. The plants in the garden bed have several buds, the plant in a pot currently has 6 flowers and more emerging buds. I find that Belle Blanche likes a break from the sun, but that Ballerina Yellow thrives in full sun even on the hottest of days. I couldn't be more thrilled.

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Datura metel "Ballerina Yellow"

Would love to have it but don't because although it is lovely, several extension services and national horticultural sites indicate that this plant is only hardy in zones 9-10 down to 20 degrees. So if you are outside those zones, expect to move it indoors or, if you live in an adjacent zone and it isn't much colder, you can mulch it excessively and hope for a warm winter. Gardeners should research plant needs.

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Did Very Well

Mine did really well in a fairly large pot with several doses of fertilizer throughout the growing season! I just collected my first dried seed pod, so I'm excited about that!

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Died a Week After Receipt

I purchased the yellow datura this spring, Plant was wilted and not good growth when received. Watered and got it to perk-up a bit but still wilty. Planted in container next to the purple datura also received this spring. Purple one looked good upon receipt and is still going strong. Yellow one withered up and was dead one week after planting. Get the purple one instead.

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Datura disappointment

Plant arrived in fairly good condition; two of the lower leaves were twisted and wilting, but overall it was okay. Watered it immediately and planted it in a larger pot the next day and watered it in. By the second day it looked droopy, so watered it every other day. Tried a few days of partial sun, then full sun, but it looks withered and miserable. Very discouraging.

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Growing guide

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Latin Name Pronunciation: da-tour-uh   

A genus of over a dozen annual and perennial species. We offer a species (Datura metel) from southwestern China with large, trumpet-like flowers that produce a sweet perfume, redolent of Honeysuckle, that's especially strong at night.

Plant in full sun in average, well-drained garden soil. Excellent in mixed borders, moon gardens, and containers. Can be overwintered by potting up, and keeping in a cool, dim area, watering lightly as needed; cut back to soil level in early spring, and bring to a warm, sunny window to allow growth to start. Plants are hardy in Zones 6-10.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click Annuals.