Purple Swirl Datura
This Devil's Trumpet is my favorite one because of the black stems.
Last year I planted Daturas and Brugmansias together so there were Datura blooms near the ground under the Brugs. I didn't start new Datura plants from seed in the spring so that didn't happen this year. The small white Daturas are good for underplanting. I depended on their weediness and it didn't happen.
Part of the garden just had to plant itself with Melampodium.
Here is a sequence of bloom over the past few days:
At night they're even more spectacular as the ballerina skirts of the Angel Trumpets open wide expecting pollination from night-flying insects. Add to that the fragrance and they're breath-taking.
I'm already making plans for next year and still planting for this year. Today I used a spading fork to loosen grass along bed edges to make grass easier to pull. There's a little plot of daffodils that can hold some shallow rooted annuals for fall color.