Onward through the fog! - More Drivel and Trivia :-)

Aad van Beek avbeek1@hotmail.com
Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:38:18 PST
It doesn't surprise me either there exist perennial Daturas with a swollen root but I never have seen one. The D. wrightii mentioned in the references will not survive the wet winters here. When I tried to grow it in containers I couldn't find any large or swollen tuber in the container during winter. Also survival rate was very low. Much easier to grow from seed and treat as an annual. Still would like to see a picture of such a swollen root out of curiosity what I have missed on my plants.


> On 29 dec. 2013, at 22:46, "Peter Taggart" <petersirises@gmail.com> wrote:
> It does not surprise me that some Datura species should have tubers, they
> are in the same family as potatoes!
> http://saguaro-juniper.com/i_and_i/flowers/…
> http://pashack1.blogspot.co.uk/2006/10/…
> Peter (UK)
> On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 8:17 PM, The Silent Seed <tylus_seklos@aol.com>wrote:
>> I've never known a Datura to have a storage root either - maybe one of the
>> odder Mexican types, but not that I have heard of. I'd like to see pictures
>> as well!
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