Grows Best In:
Sun to Part Sun
Brugmansia, also known as Angel's Trumpet, are large shrubs or small trees, with semi-woody, often many-branched trunks. They can reach heights of 3–11 m (10–36 ft).
The name Angel's Trumpet refers to the large, pendulous, trumpet-shaped flowers, 14–50 cm (6–20 in) long and 10–35 cm (4–14 in) across at the opening. They come in shades of white, yellow, pink, orange, green, or red. Most have a strong, pleasing fragrance that is most noticeable in the evening. Flowers may be single, double, or more per stem.
All parts of brugmansia are poisonous, with the seeds and leaves being especially dangerous. Do not not ingest these plants.
Brugmansia are easily grown in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil, in sun to part shade, and in frost-free climates. They begin to flower in mid to late spring in warm climates and continue into the fall, often continuing as late as early winter in warm conditions. In cool winters, outdoor plants need protection from frost, but the roots are hardier, and may resprout in late spring. Some Brugmansia will not flower if temperatures are very hot.
Most Brugmansia may be propagated easily by rooting 10–20 cm (4–8 in) cuttings taken from the end of a branch during the summer.
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