Datura Stramonium 10 Seeds, Fragrant Jimson weed or Devil's Snare Plant

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Datura Stramonium
Also known as: Jimson weed, Devil's Snare, Thornapple, Moon Flower, 
Devil's Trumpet, Toloache

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.

This offer is for 10 seeds.