Herbs, shrubs or trees with large entire tongue-shaped leaves, bearing trumpet-shaped flowers sometimes over a foot long. The flowers are of various colors, including white, orange and red. Some varieties are very fragrant, especially at night. They grow well in any good garden soil with ordinary care.

The best kinds are Datura sanguinea, Datura arborea, Datura suaveolens and Datura comigera.

Propagate by cuttings of half-ripe wood placed in sandy soil in a cold frame in October; as soon as they are rooted, plant them in pots, and, in early Spring, plant them in the open ground.

Datura suaveolens.