Solanaceae: Annual to 4 ft. The whole plant is poisonous. The flowers are about 7-10cm across, highly scented, lilac trumpet shaped flower with 5 lobes, blooming from June-October, flowers open at dusk. The capsules can be up to 5cm long and are armed with very sharp spines. Original habitat is obscure, as it is found in many areas of the world.
Sow the seed in individual pots in early spring in a greenhouse, put 3 or 4 seeds in each pot and thin if necessary, to the best plant. The seed usually germinates in 3 - 6 weeks at 15°C. GA3 will help. Provide a warm and sunny position, prefers well drained soil and is very drought tolerant once established.