The Main Plant entry for Angel's Trumpets (Brugmansia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Flowers: Showy
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: Seeds are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Woody or semi-woody stem cuttings
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Angel's Trumpet

Photo Gallery
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2018-11-24
Greenhouse Bloom, Double
Location: Florida
Date: 2017-04-19
Pink Angels Trumpet
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-12-20
Location: Florida
Date: 2018-02-28
Yellow Angels trumpet
Location: Florida
Date: 2018-10-18
White Angels trumpet
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2019-09-09
An early Easter Morning capture of a young bloom while the dew is
Location: Florida Panhandle
Date: May 10th 2019
This is my parent's brugmansia that was started from a cutting of
Location: Thomasville, GA USA
Date: 2019-09-09
An early Easter Morning capture of a bud before opening to displa
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-05
Location: Florida
Date: 2020-06-30
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2018-08-17
Angel's Trumpet, brugmansia - in order to see the stamens, either
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-10-08
Location: Florida
Date: 2020-01-19
Location: In my last garden

Date: 07/19/2011
Location: In my last garden
Date: 2008-10-18
an unknown
Location:  Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-03-22
Angel's Trumpets (Brugmansia) Zone 9b. 2015-03-22
Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, FL
Date: 2019-05-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 12-22-19
blooming in basement
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-10-29
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-12-20
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-12-28
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-09-04
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2019-01-29
My cutting grown brug showing more and more double blooms
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2015-06-27
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-11-15
1 year old cutting grown Brug. Double flowered.
Location: U.S. Botanic Garden DC
Date: 2018-01-02
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-07-30
Near pergola
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2016-06-07
Colour later fades to cream
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2011-06-15
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-05-19
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-05-15
Location: Menton, France
Date: 2016-06-07
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2015-06-10
Zone 9b
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-12-21
Location: Nice
Date: 2019-04-20
Photo by thomasjones2266
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-11-09
in the garage
Location: Barsons Greenhouse, Westland, Michigan
Date: 2019-08-19
Location: Barsons Greenhouse, Westland, Michigan
Date: 2019-08-19
Location: Barsons Greenhouse, Westland, Michigan
Date: 2019-08-19
Location: Coastal San Diego County
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-10-01
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2006-09-09
Location: In my Northern California garden
Date: 2006-09-11
Location: Lutz, FL
Date: 2015-04-25
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-15
Put Cuttings In Water On Oct. 18th 2022, Grew Roots And Needed Po
Location: Hood, Alabama 
Date: 2022-12-15
Mother Of All Cuttings Rooted In Water
Location: Grand-Falls, N.B. Canada
Date: 2012-09-11
White Brugmansia -- very good performer. It made two flushes of b
Location: wa
Date: 2004-10-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 12-15-19
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-03-30
This shows one way to propagate this plant.  This plant was start
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California                
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: my garden 
Date: 2017-11-29
Location: my garden 
Date: 2017-11-29
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-16
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-06-15
Plant being propagated by ground layering.  A branch was bent to
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2016-06-15
Plant being propagated by ground layering. A branch was bent to t
Location: Barnesville, Ga.
Date: June, 2017
Orange Julius
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney,  N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2016-04-25
Location: Our yard, DeLand, FL
Date: 2015-05-08
Location: Rocklin, CA
Date: 2016-11-17
Taken 11-17-16  Even more blooms 12-3-16
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-03-29
Location: mom's garden 
Date: 2015-12-24
Location: Our Yard, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: 2004-06-13
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2011-06-16
potted specimen
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 3-20-18
Cutting grown brug’s first bloom
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-12-07
Another brug cutting in early July to now
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-01-28
Seeds with husks removed
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-10-15 
brugmansia flower
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-07-11
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: Late Summer
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-01-27
Seeds soaking in water.
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-01-27
Ripe seedpod.
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California
Date: 2013-08-16
Photo by Bglingo
Location: central Illinois
Date: 11-20-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 11-24-11
Location: In my last garden
Date: 2004-11-05
Location: In my last garden
Date: 2005-07-06
Location: Opp, AL
Date: 2013-10-29
Location: My house Nacogdoches, Tx
Date: Fall
Under the Brugmansia at night.
Location: mom's garden 
Date: 2015-12-24
Location: Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Date: 2015-11-16
Location: Ralston, OK
Date: 2017-09-05
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-09-29
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: 2006-10-01
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California              
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California               
Date: 2015-01-12
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-11-24
Location: Grand-Falls, N.B. Canada
Date: 2012-08-31
Buds of my White Brugmansia
Photo by Ridesredmule
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2014-08-12
Seedling is several months old
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-12-07
Rooted cutting in early July to now
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney,, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2016-04-25
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-09-28 
brugmansia leaf
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-09-28 
brugmansia stem
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-09-28 
brugmansia flower pods
Location: murchison, tx
Date: 2014-09-28 
brugmansia entire plant
Location: Our yard, DeLand, Florida
Date: 2014-02-28
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-07-11
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-03-16
Too short, bloom will be kissing the ground!
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California
Date: 2013-08-16
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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 21, 2013 10:30 PM concerning plant:
    "Most Brugmansia are fragrant in the evenings to attract pollinating moths. One species lacking scent, the red-flowered Brugmansia sanguinea, is pollinated by long-billed hummingbirds. Brugmansia have two main stages to their life cycle. In the initial vegetative stage the young seedling grows straight up on usually a single stalk, until it reaches its first main fork at 2.6–4.9 feet high. It will not flower until after it has reached this fork, and then only on new growth above the fork. Cuttings taken from the lower vegetative region must also grow to a similar height before flowering, but cuttings from the upper flowering region will often flower at a very low height.

    One interesting example of plant/animal interaction involves the butterfly Placidula euryanassa, which uses Brugmansia suaveolens as one of its main larval foods. It has been shown that these can sequester the plant's tropane alkaloids and store them through the pupal stage on to the adult butterfly, where they are then used as a defense mechanism, making themselves less palatable to vertebrate predators.

    All parts of Brugmansia are poisonous, with the seeds and leaves being especially dangerous. Brugmansia are rich in Scopolamine (hyoscine), hyoscyamine, and several other tropane alkaloids. Effects of ingestion can include paralysis of smooth muscles, confusion, tachycardia, dry mouth, diarrhea, migraine headaches, visual and auditory hallucinations, mydriasis, rapid onset cycloplegia, and death.

    Brugmansia are easily grown in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil, in sun to part shade, 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. The species from the higher elevations, in B. section Sphaerocarpium, prefer moderate temperatures and cool nights, and may not flower if temperatures are very hot. Most Brugmansia may be propagated easily by rooting 4–8 inch cuttings taken from the end of a branch during the summer."

    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

  • Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Oct 5, 2012 9:04 PM concerning plant:
    The current International Cultivar Registration Authority [ICRA] for Brugmansia and Datura is the International Brugmansia and Datura Society.

    Home page: http://ibrugs.com/Home.aspx
    Cultivar registration guidelines: http://ibrugs.com/CultivarRegi...
    Cultivars list: http://ibrugs.com/official-bru...
Plant Events from our members
vbprog On January 15, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
vbprog On November 22, 2014 Potted up
Put in a container, a big container. Having some trouble keeping it healthy indoors.
vbprog On November 4, 2014 Maintenance performed
Nice wash to remove mealy bugs and other unwanted pests.
vbprog On October 13, 2014 Winterized
Brought inside by the living room bay window. Seems to be thirsty alot. Droops every other day until I give it some water.
piksihk On May 6, 2020 Bloomed
Second flush of blooms
piksihk On December 20, 2019 Bloomed
Several blooms - one near BBQ/pergola
piksihk On June 16, 2019 Bloomed
Both are blooming nicely;
piksihk On July 30, 2018 Bloomed
Near pergola
piksihk On November 27, 2017 Bloomed
Near pergola
piksihk On June 4, 2017 Bloomed
HW transplanted in ground in fall; Cold killed top; after cutting the dead off to ground level - they are over 6 ft tall now; and loaded with blooms;
They bloomed nicely last year too
piksihk On March 24, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
cutting rooted; potted up
piksihk On December 7, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On September 6, 2015 Bloomed
front bed - reblooming
MrsBinWY On February 3, 2017 Seeds sown
soak 24 hours (warm water + H2O2), coffee filter in baggy, 8-9 seeds from EricaBraun (marked from a 2014 trade)
MySecretIslandGarden On October 2, 2022 Bloomed
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Serendipity by Ridesredmule Jul 27, 2012 11:38 AM 0
The serrated leaf by HamiltonSquare Jun 10, 2015 7:42 PM 3
Brug ID by Calif_Sue Dec 18, 2016 10:36 AM 1
Frosty Pink? by dave Mar 18, 2022 11:43 AM 3

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