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Angel's Trumpets (Brugmansia )

Categorized as: Brugmansia

May 04, 2010 | 54013 Views | 1 Comments

Angel’s Trumpets Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae, native to subtropical regions of South America. They are known as Angel's Trumpets, sharing that name with the closely related genus Datura. There are literally dozens of hybrids available, with flower coming in shades of white, peach, pink, orange or yellow. The show-stopping hanging trumpet-shaped flowers of angel's trumpet make this a delight for any garden. It is tropical and grows best in gardens in Zone 8-11, but it can be used as a container plant and brought inside when cool. Angel's Trumpets can be grown as either a shrub or a tree.

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Brugmansia
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: None Identified

Angel’s Trumpets


USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F
USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F
USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F
USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F


6-8 ft.
8-10 ft.

Light Exposure:

Full Sun
10% to 40% Shade
40% to 60% Shade

Growth Rate:


The leaves are 6-8" long. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and can grow up to 20" long. Angel's trumpet can flower year-round in the warmer climates. In colder climates, where planted outdoors (zones 8-9), it will die back to the ground each year and return in the spring. Use caution as all parts of the plant are poisonous.

Response by: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  01/14/2011  at  08:15 PM

I really like large, generous, tropical? plants so naturally I am a big fan of the Brugmansia.  Another that I like and just can not seem to grow although I’ve seen the odd one in my area, is the CHALICE plant. IF YOU COULD TELL ME HOW TO DO THAT I WOULD MUCH APPRECIATE. So far I have a friend whose has managed to grow much growth from a cutting but as that happened once before without any flowering, I hope that this time everything will come together.
Back to Brugmansia is there anything special that I should do to develop my two plants, now more like shrubs into trees? They are about 12/18 months in ground and both have flowered nicely..they are the apricot and red-tipped flowers. DIO.

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