This little hairy ball a bit like a horse chestnut is the seed pod, some of which were given to us last autumn. It has grown into this. (Not a good picture I'm sorry, due to the light inside the seed/seedling house and the fabric cladding the structure.
This flower is erect, which apparently makes it a Datura, whereas the pendulous ones are Brugmansia. Both are originally from South America. The Datura is herbaceous and the Brugmansia perennial and woody.
Datura has been used by the Shamans for its hallucinogenic properties and is referred to in his books by Carlos Castenada.
I was apparently incorrect in calling the vivid magenta, yellow and red ones I first saw in Greece Datura - they were all Brugmansia as the flowers hung down. Like these delicate apricot-coloured ones.
And how about this exotic-looking one.
We have about six of the upright white ones, "Angel's Trumpet" and now have the problem of where to put them, especially as the Paulownia have gone mad in their growth and will need planting.