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Date Photo Taken: 10/25/2013
Location: Atlanta, ga
Posted By: madre1106

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What is this?

COMMENTS

  1. bullfroghollow Unregistered says:

    We called them purple people eater, an angel trumpet.

    October 27th, 2013 at 5:05 pm
  2. Susan Unregistered says:

    Datura. Datura flowers stand up an brugmansia flowers hang down. All of them are beautiful!

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:07 am
  3. Deborah Unregistered says:

    Purple Angel’s Trumpet

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:10 am
  4. Angelika Unregistered says:

    It is a purple double Angels Trumpet

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:13 am
  5. Susan Marks Unregistered says:

    Datura metel

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:18 am
  6. patty gyger Unregistered says:

    it is a double angle trumpet! love them :)

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:18 am
  7. Charlie Frear Unregistered says:

    It’s Datura “Purple Queen”

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:22 am
  8. marksfam Apprentice says:

    Datura metel. Pretty, but toxic. Don’t eat it!

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:24 am
  9. Eva Sam Shaw Unregistered says:

    My best guess from the appearance is eggplant with a virus

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:27 am
  10. James Lightcap Unregistered says:

    Datura, Angels Trumpet.
    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kxtEfFLOx58/TlvkjMK9NdI/AAAAAAAAA-w/Afe5X0SujFk/s320/IMG_1857.JPG

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:39 am
  11. scmatlanta Unregistered says:

    It’s Datura metel Blackcurrant Swirl.
    Definitely not edible. Annual her, easily grown from seed.

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:40 am
  12. Dennis Johnson Unregistered says:

    Devil’s trumpet

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:54 am
  13. Vivian Fernandez Unregistered says:

    Nightshade?

    November 7th, 2013 at 9:56 am
  14. evan Unregistered says:

    that’s beautiful…but what is it? The leaves sort of look like a begonia but I’m horrible at plant identification.

    November 7th, 2013 at 10:03 am
  15. Shirley Ray Unregistered says:

    This is angel’s trumpet – Datura – not sure of species or cultivar. Very similar to Brugmansia. Datura flowers are erect while Brugmansia are pendulous. Primarily the seeds and flowers contain substances that are poisonous and a hallucinogen.

    November 7th, 2013 at 10:11 am
  16. Paul Parent Unregistered says:

    This is a wonderful flowering plant for containers and in the garden as long as you do not have small children. All parts of the plant are poisonous. Makes several seed pods that are spikey round and 2 inches across. Pick when pod turns brown and place in a paper bag until they break open to reveal many 1/4 inch seeds. Start seeds indoors in March and transplant to garden when threat of frost is over. It will grow to 3 feet tall and is annual. It is called angle Trumpet and comes in several colors also single flowers like a lily. Its cousin also called angle trumpet does not produce seeds but cuttings root easily. Flowers much larger up to 12 inches long and fragrant at sunset. Many colors some doubles and also variegated foliage varieties. Plants grow to 3 to 4 feet tall in just one year. I overwinter my plants in basement here in Maine and do not cut back the plant until spring. Cut back in March, water and feed up stairs in a south facing window. I fertilize with Dynamite once outside in Mid May and also weekly with Miracle Grow for the most flowers. Two year old plants will grow to 6 feet tall and can produce up to 75 flower or more at one time. My whole front yard is filled with its wonderful fragrance from 5 to 10 PM every night. This is a real must for the container gardener.

    November 7th, 2013 at 10:14 am
  17. Mildred Hurtt Unregistered says:

    It is a double purple ANGEL TRUMPET

    November 7th, 2013 at 10:15 am
  18. Lisa Reeves Unregistered says:

    It’s a type of Angel’s Trumpet. A Datura type. It’s in the Solanaceae family so I wouldn’t recommend eating it!

    November 7th, 2013 at 10:45 am
  19. Alice McDuffie Unregistered says:

    Angel Trumpet?

    November 7th, 2013 at 11:08 am
  20. Amy Brittain Unregistered says:

    Datura

    November 7th, 2013 at 11:21 am
  21. Ellen Reagan Unregistered says:

    Datura metel…many different varieties. I grew one like this in East Texas. Has a round spikey seed pod. Easy to grow from seeds. Very striking plant but poisonous.

    November 7th, 2013 at 11:23 am
  22. Pam Kohler-Camp Unregistered says:

    Angel’s Trumpet, upside down?

    November 7th, 2013 at 11:23 am
  23. Barbara Unregistered says:

    I agree, Datura. It’s beautiful!

    November 7th, 2013 at 11:23 am
  24. Rich30084 Unregistered says:

    This is Datura stramonium
    Common Names Jimsonweed
    Family Potato
    Flower Color White/Purple

    While pretty, highly toxic!!!!!!!

    November 7th, 2013 at 11:24 am
  25. Mary Morris Unregistered says:

    Where can you get seeds for this plant?

    November 7th, 2013 at 1:24 pm
  26. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Double Blackcurrant Swirl Datura metel.

    Not hardy, if it’s in a pot, you’ll need to bring it indoors…

    November 7th, 2013 at 4:34 pm
  27. Colleen Bjerg Unregistered says:

    actually, because it tilts up, common name is devil’s trumpet. but, yes, Datura & Very toxic.

    November 7th, 2013 at 5:25 pm
  28. mac williamson Unregistered says:

    would love to have a couple of seeds, had oe several years ago, but lost it. Have seeds for the white one, if anyone wants them.

    November 8th, 2013 at 7:51 pm

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