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Old 01-12-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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Does anyone knows the difference between one or the other? Thank you,
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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I think a Brugs is more of a tree [woody] and a perennial.
Both are 'tropical', ,but i think the Datura is an annual, and i do think that they are heavy reseeder.

I'd have to research it more - for more specifics... but i believe those are some differences.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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RUBIES77, tcs1366 has the right idea concerning both plant genus..

Brugmansias are essentially the larger,shrubby type,or as they are most commonly known, Angel's trumpets..

The majority of species belonging to the Datura genus are Herbaceous Perennials which typically inhabit dry,disturbed places such as abandoned fields or roadsides..Jimsonweed is the most commonly known species of these..most species of daturas are also very prolific seeders..

Both genus are considered somewhat to quite poisonous as well..Another plant sometimes called a brugmansia is Iochroma cyaneum and the orange or scarlet flowering species of that genus..
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Brug flowers point down. Daturas point up.

I have rooted cuttings of brugs and seeds for datura inoxia:



Brugmansia "Charles Grimaldi"



Both will die if frosted. In some zones, brugs will grow back each spring from the roots IF heavily mulched. Daturas will not, but they are heavy reseeders.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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My brugmansia grows back every year from the roots, I have a white one like the first pic. My problem is it doesn't bloom until the beginning of winter, by the time it blooms the frost gets it. Maybe I'm not fertilizing it enough, I've heard they are very heavy feeders.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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My brugmansia grows back every year from the roots, I have a white one like the first pic. My problem is it doesn't bloom until the beginning of winter, by the time it blooms the frost gets it. Maybe I'm not fertilizing it enough, I've heard they are very heavy feeders.
They are very heavy feeders. They also like a lot of water, but not wet feet. They won't bloom when temperatures are too hot either. They need afternoon shade. And they're pest magnets: aphids, mites, etc. They also don't like it when you look at them.

But they smell wonderful when they finally decide to bloom.
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Maybe that's the problem, mine is in full sun next to a hot brick wall.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Maybe that's the problem, mine is in full sun next to a hot brick wall.
Well that does help protect it during the winter, but if they get too hot, they won't bloom well. Daturas, on the other hand, don't seem to be affected at all by hot conditions. The one I got my seeds from bloomed all year from July through the first frost.
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Old Today, 01:59 PM
 
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I have a big Brug.. It's very cold were i live so it spends the winter in the basement. I brought it up to light last month, mars . It now grows leafs on the upper end only, but i 'm already loosing leafs . What do i do wrong ?
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