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Scarlet Datura's golden throat glows in the morning sun

Explore Jun 23, 2011 #294

 

The raging red orange of this Datura stopped me in my tracks! In Miami, the Daturas I know are pink, white and yellow. But never before have I see such a brilliant red trumpet with such distinctly golden veins supporting its curvaceous edges. And its astounding yellow throat!

 

Glorious. Exhilirating. And in that moment of rush, I was able to capture this shot for you!

 

"The most spectacular flower display of the genus! So lucky for us, we here in Northern California’s coastal areas have the perfect climate to grow it in, as it requires cool summer & cooler nights to bloom. A small tree, 6-8' tall, it makes an extraordinary display in late Spring through Summer. Pendulous, recurved, scarlet to orange, 8", tubular "trumpets" with yellow sides are borne in abundance - up to 40 at a time. Care: Brugmansia sanguinea likes rich, moist soil. It doesn't like to dry out & will drop leaves if it does. A heavy feeder, too. Do fertilize & top dress with compost every so often. These are seed grown plants, & the occasional individual may turn out to be yellow!" Annie's Annuals and Perennials

 

Brugmansia sanguinea

red floripontio

Solanaceae

 

See my set, San Francisco!

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Taken on June 15, 2011