Datura wrightii

  • Datura wrightii

Datura wrightii

Product Description

Sacred Datura

Sacred datura is a vigorous herbaceous perennial that grows 1′ tall and 6′ wide.

The flowers are the most striking feature, being sweetly fragrant white trumpets up to 8″ long, margins often tinted purple.

Very long blooming time. Blooms from April to October. The flowers open when cloudy or during the night.

All parts of the plant contain a powerful narcotic, so place it wisely.

Combine with other sun-and-dry lovers such as Sagebrush and Sages.

Sun: Full sun

Water: Dry, Light, Moderate

Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand

Other: Drought Tolerant


Additional Information

Ecological Value

Hawk moths use the plant as one of it’s main food sources in both adult and larval stages.

Historical Uses

Very powerful narcotic in small doses, deadly at anything higher. This plant was ritualistically used in religious ceremonies amongst a number of indigenous groups.


Native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.


Between 0 and 4000 feet


Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland


Sandy washes and along roadsides.