Devil’s Trumpet

Datura wrightii

Angel's Trumpet, Moonflower, Sacred Datura, Jimsonweed

About This Plant

Partial shade or sun. Datura is a perennial nightshade with large tomato-like leaves and pale trumpet flowers that bloom at night; by day these are often already torn and faded. The fruit is a distinctive thorn-apple filled with seeds. Datura can reseed freely and makes an interesting subject for any native wildscape or night garden — albeit a coarse and very poisonous one.

Origins: Southwest US and Northern Mexico


Datura appreciates either supplemental water or protection from the afternoon sun, especially in summer. It normally fades away early in autumn.

A poisonous wild nightshade with pale, trumpet-like flowers. It grows and reseeds easily.

Min. Height: 8'

Max Height: 10 feet'

Min. Width: 12'

Max Width: 18 inches'

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