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Brugmansia

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 Apricot Brugmansia 'Apricot'
Code: 50365
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Apricot Angel's Trumpet. The typical form of this large flowered species, with sweetly fragrant pendant flowers, aging from white to apricot-peach. Both this and the 'Ecuador Pink' form grow well in warm temperatures and low elevations. Guayaquil Basin, Ecuador. A versicolor cultivar. Solanaceae

 
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Brugmansia Charles Grimaldi Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi'
Code: 50345
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Golden Angel's Trumpet. An exceptional California hybrid with enormous 15 inch yellow-orange flowers and strongly recurved petal tips. This hybrid combines the orange flowers of Brugmansia 'Dr. Seuss' with the warm temperature vigor of Brugmansia 'Frosty Pink'. This outstanding year-round performer is the first hybrid of this color that flowers well in warm temperatures. Wonderful intense fragrance. A cubensis hybrid. (Schwartz and Brigham). Solanaceae

 
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Brugmansia Creamsickle Brugmansia 'Creamsickle'
Code: 69130
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A beautiful scented free flowering brugmansia with very large 15 inch, double trumpet-shaped flowers. Blooms are bright white which age to a soft creamy peach color. Grows 8 to 10 feet high. A candida cultivar. Solanaceae

 
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Brugmansia Culebra Brugmansia 'Culebra'
Code: 80087
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(Syn.: Methysticodendron amesianum). A very unusual and rare cultivar of B. aurea with narrow ribbon-like leaves. Flowers are white with narrow spoon-shaped petals. Culebra is an indian name referring to its serpent-like leaves. Used by Columbian shamens for both medicinal and ceremonial purposes. It is slow growing and apparently does not like to be over-watered. Solanaceae

 
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Brugmansia Cypress Gardens Brugmansia 'Cypress Gardens'
Code: 50347
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Huge pendant trumpet-shaped white flowers with upturned edges in abundance. Possibly a suaveolens and versicolor hybrid. Solanaceae

 
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Brugmansia Sunray Brugmansia 'Sunray'
Code: 50352
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Free blooming bright yellow flaring flowers with intense fragrance. A suaveolens and versicolor hybrid. Solanaceae

 
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Brugmansia Velvet Rose Brugmansia 'Velvet Rose'
Code: 80174
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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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