Bushy plant to 3ft tall. Impressive white trumpet shaped flowers are followed by large egg-shaped seed capsules covered with numerous sharp spines.
Central and South America
Jimson Weed, Jamestown Weed, Thorn Apple, Devil’s Apple, Angel Trumpets, Moon Flower, Toloache
Sold out varieties will be restocked at the end of the growing season. All seed varieties are grown at our farm and/or locally wildcrafted by us. The seeds are hand-gathered and hand-processed in small batches each year. We will update the website as soon as the seeds are ready in the fall.
Chemical-free farm-grown Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium) seeds for organic growing.
1 pkg (approx 30-50 seeds)
This esoteric plant is also used for esoteric rituals around the world.
In America for healings, rituals, travels in the underworld.
In India as an aphrodisiac.
Sowing seeds of Jimson weed:
The germination of this seeds is sometimes capricious, to remedy this, it is better to stratify the seeds.
Sow the seeds of Datura stramonium by 5 or 6 in small pots of 10 cm.
Cover jimson weed seeds under a few centimeters of fine soil and then stratify naturally or artificially your pots with seeds for 2 to 3 weeks.
Once germinated, wait until the datura plants are 10 cm before transplanting them to the garden.
Jimson weed or Datura stramonium is a very robust annual plant.
It is an annual plant of the solanaceae family just like the henbane or the mandrake .
This plant produces large trumpet-shaped flowers of white color and many fruits in the shape of horse chestnut.
Jimson weed seeds are black, the size of those of the black Ipomoea or firecracker vine .
This herb has many medicinal properties appreciated for a very long time.
It treats asthma, coughing spasms, muscle spasms and relieves Parkinson’s disease symptoms.
Datura stramonium, like deadly nightshade , can be applied directly to the skin to relieve rheumatic pain and neuralgia.
Also exists as a live plant for growing.
Shamanic and ethnobotanical plant seeds to collect.
Do not consume. Toxic plant to collect only.
Growing Information: Stramonium seeds tend to germinate more readily than most other species of datura. Datura seeds should be planted just below the surface of the soil (about 1/8”). They can be direct sown or transplanted after the seedlings have developed their first set of true leaves. Plants will grow in almost any soil type. Although, a well-draining, nutrient-rich soil such as a mix of sand and compost will produce drastically better results with taller, wider plants that have bigger blooms and more pods. For best results, situate plants in full sun to nearly full sun.
WARNING: Despite this plant’s beauty, all parts including the seeds contain compounds that are poisonous if ingested. Do not ingest for any reason and keep away from curious pets and children.
Datura Stramonium is perhaps the most well-known species of datura. These seeds will produce true white trumpet-shaped flowers. These are the pure white flowers, not to be confused with the more common Datura Stramonium Lilac Le Fleur, which has white flowers with purple throats. The flowers fall and are replaced by two-inch spiky seed pods. It can be grown indoors under lights but is generally an outdoor landscaping plant measuring up to five feet in height. In recent years, datura and the related brugmansia varieties have grown in popularity for their large and prolific blooms. These annuals are also abundant seed producers and will usually reseed themselves the following year if the seed pods and plants are left in the ground to dry out at the end of the season. Many datura varieties have been used by various medicine men throughout the world as a divination tool. They have also been used in witchcraft to create so-called flying ointments and were once used in cosmetics. There are various medicinal uses for the plant, although its extreme toxicity generally outweighs any of these benefits for it to be used practically by herbalists. Still, both atropine and scopolamine, two alkaloids present in the plant, are sometimes used in isolated form by doctors. Among the various uses of these chemicals, both cause pupil dilation and eye muscle paralysis for optometric procedures. Scopolamine is also sometimes used for the reduction of motion sickness. There are numerous reports of people suffering from madness from accidental datura ingestion. The most notable was a case in which settlers in Jamestown mistakenly used it in cooking, causing much of the town to run mad. It is from this instance that datura was given the nickname, Jimson Weed. Although the name most directly applies to Datura Stramonium, it is often used in reference to other datura varieties as well.
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