Angels Trumpets

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Angels Trumpets - Brugmansia
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Description: These fabulous plants are a must for the exotic garden with their ridiculously large flowers. There are many species and countless cultivars worth trying in the garden. Often mistakenly called Datura, there is nothing like Brugmansia for scent. The name Angel’s Trumpet refers to the large, very dramatic, pendulous trumpet-shaped flowers 14–50cm long and 10–35cm across at the trumpet end. They can be white, yellow, pink, orange or red, single double or treble petalled. Most have an intense almost narcotic scent that pervades the garden in the evening.

Hardiness: Tender, must be brought into frost free conditions for the winter months, which is a small price to pay for such fabulous plants

Height: 5-10m in the wild, though more like 1.5-3m in temperate climates

Position: Full sun to light shade

Soil: Moist, humus rich, well drained soil

Water: This plant loves lots of water and without it they soon lose their leaves and look ill. If planted close to the house, let your bath water run over it

Usage: As a focal point or plant in an enclosed courtyard where you can enjoy the intense scent in the evening

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