- Botanical Name
- Brugmansia spp.
- Min Zone
- Max Zone
- 3 to 15 feet
- 2 to 6 feet
- Seasonal: pendulous trumpet or funnel, 4 to 24 inches; singles, doubles, triples, quadruples; white, yellow, gold, orange, red, peach, pink; fragrant
- Full sun, plants growing in hotter climates will benefit from a bit of afternoon shade
- Moist, well-drained, fertile
- Planting & Care
- In colder regions, container grown plants must be overwintered indoors before the first frost
- Plants grown in ground will need to be lifted in cold climates and stored in a frost-free location with minimal watering
- Plants wintering indoors can be treated as a houseplant if grown in a greenhouse or given enough light with temperatures above 60°. Flowering will continue if given moderate amounts of fertilizer.
- It is easiest and more common to overwinter Brugmansia by letting the plant go dormant. Store plant in a cool, dark location. Water the plant only often enough to keep the soil barely moist. Dormant plants will drop their leaves as they go thru their winter rest.
- Wait until all danger of frost has passed before moving plants back outside in spring - harden off the plants by slowly increasing their exposure to light and wind over the course of a few days.
- Upon moving plants back outdoors, plants can be pruned to limit size, shape or encourage fuller growth
- Fertilize plants regularly and often during the growing serason to promote growth and flowering
- Brugmansia will require regular and frequent watering, not allowing the soil to dry while not allowing the plant to stand in water
- Plants can be easily propagated by cuttings
- Whiteflies, mealybugs, mites, aphids
- Brugmansia sanguinea - true red flowers, no fragrance
- Inca Sun - continual yellowish-peach bloomer, 4 to 6 feet in container
- Jamaican Yellow - fragrant lemon yellow flowers
- Brugmansia suaveolens 'Pink Delight' - light pink flowers
- Charles Grimaldi - highly fragrant, prolific gold flowers maturing to orange-salmon
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