Brugmansia & Datura
Names: Angel's Trumpets
Full sun to part shade.
Tender (Zone 9 to 12) - Ideal for a sunny
conservatory. Can be placed outside on the patio between June
Moist, fertile, well-drained soil.
Requirements: Balanced liquid fertilizer
monthly or slow release fertiliser pellets.
Subtropical regions of South America, along the Andes from Colombia to northern Chile, and also in southeastern Brazil.
Every part of the plant is poisonous.
massive exotic flowers Brugmansias can transform a
patio or conservatory into a tropical paradise. Angel Trumpets are large
shrubs with lush foliage and masses of delightfully
fragrant trumpet flowers 8-10 inches long.
is named after Sebald Justin Brugmans 1763-1819. The
genus Brugmansia belongs to the nightshade, Solanaceae
family. They are known as Angel's Trumpets, sharing that name with the closely related genus Datura. The genus differs from Datura in being perennial and woody (Datura species are herbaceous), and in having pendulous (not erect) flowers.
in large containers in full sun, and winter them indoors
near a sunny window, conservatory or greenhouse. Prune untidy or
lanky stems in the spring. Water well in the summer, but
avoid waterlogging the roots. Water sparingly in the
winter, but avoid letting the plant dry out completely.
This plant responds well to hard pruning.
Protection: Bring indoors, enclose within a temporary
greenhouse or cover with 'Horticultural
woody stem cuttings. From softwood cuttings. From
semi-hardwood cuttings. From hardwood cuttings. Seeds.