Monday, January 12, 2009

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

This beautiful flower is blooming in Mom and Dad's Wellington, Florida, garden now. In the evening the flower's scent is intoxicating. Brugmansia love warm, humid days, and cool nights. 80-85 for daytime highs and no less than 40 degree nights is ideal. They will grow in planting zones 7-11. It is a fast growing plant that looks best in the middle of other vegetation. Mom & Dad have it planted near their hibiscus hedge. It propogates easily from cuttings. One word of caution - don't eat this plant - its highly poisonous.


Sarah said...

So pretty! Don't let Emily near it - that dog will eat anything.

Dee said...

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