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Angel's Trumpet

The showy angel's trumpets, from Central and South America, are subtropical evergreen shrubs in the Solanaceae family with huge pendant trumpet-shaped flowers. They are placed in the genus Brugmansia (as opposed to Datura, which includes the perennial jimson weed).

Long cultivated by South American natives, brugmansias are fast growing plants that need a large space and a large container. Many cultivated species and hybrids grow at high elevations in the Andes, so (like fuchsias) they do not like warm nighttime temperatures.

Brugmansias are among the most colorful and largest flowering plants in our collection, with flowers 6 to 15 inches in length in white, yellow, orange, apricot and pink. They emit a powerful fragrance beginning at dusk with flowers covering the plant in cycles throughout the year.

Outdoors, frost will damage their leaves but the plants will recover from 25F and regrow quickly. Hard pruning to control size and shape is recommended and will bring a flush of new growth and heavy bloom on well-fertilized plants. Shipped in 2¾ inch pots.

To be able to list cultivars alphabetically, we have not listed the species parentage in the plant names. These are listed in the description, if known. The new designation cubensis refers to a combination of all three species, B. aurea, B. suaveolens, and B. versicolor, in the cultivar's breeding.

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Brugmansia Jamies Monkey Business Brugmansia 'Jamie's Monkey Business'
Code: 90222
Price: $15.95

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Beautiful fragrant dark orange flowers on large study plant. German hybrid by Ludger Schneider, released in 2006.


Brugmansia Milk n Honey Brugmansia 'Milk 'n' Honey'
Code: 90176
Price: $11.95

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Impressive display of beautiful large fragrant white trumpets with green veins and long tips. Flowers turning to a honey color with age. Green, smooth textured foliage. Can grow 10 to 20 feet hight, 4 to 6 feet wide. However, it's best to occasionally prune back heavily to encourage new growth. Angel's Trumpets thrive in full sun to light shade with heavy feeding and moisture. Hybrid of B. 'Ecuador Pink' and B. versicolor 'Peach'. USDA zones 8b - 10. Versicolor cultivar. Solanaceae


Brugmansia Velvet Rose Brugmansia 'Velvet Rose'
Code: 80174
Price: $14.95

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Beautiful rich pink flowers, up to 12 inches long and 10 inches wide. Leaves are large and dark green. Blooms very heavily with new flushes of flowers every 6 weeks during the growing season. Medium size shrub to 8 feet. Give full sun, regular watering, and consistent feeding. Does fine in heat and humidity. A cubensis hybrid of B. 'Pink Beauty' and B. 'Ecuador Pink'. Solanaceae


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