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Angel's trumpet is a heat-loving tropical or subtropical shrub that likes warm (80 -85 degrees F) days and cool nights. In cold-winter regions, you can grow it in a container and take it indoors over winter or simply treat it as an exotic, amazing annual. Grow it in moist, well-drained soil. Its fragrant, trumpet-shape flowers dangle from upright stems and appear in shades of white, yellow, pink, orange, and cream.
Note: All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten, and the plant has been banned in some communities. Check local restrictions before planting it.
Part Sun, Sun
8 to 20 feet
5-8 feet wide
more varieties for Angel's trumpet
Common angel's trumpet
Brugmansia arborea is an open treelike plant with 6-inch-long trumpet-shape white flowers with a delicate scent. It grows 6-12 feet tall.
Yellow angel's trumpet
Brugmansia aurea bears either yellow or white blooms up to 10 inches long. They are fragrant only at night. The plant blooms from summer into fall and can reach 20 feet tall.
'Double White' angel's trumpet
Brugmansia 'Double White' is a hybrid with pure-white double blooms. The plant is intermediate in height between common angel's trumpet and yellow angel's trumpet.
'Grand Marnier' angel's trumpet
Brugmansia 'Grand Marnier' produces peachy pink flowers with strongest fragrance at night. Blooms may be nearly a foot long.
'Mango Crush' angel's trumpet
Brugmansia 'Mango Crush' produces large, mango-peach pink flowers. Outdoors in the tropics it can grow 15 feet or more; in containers, it usually grows about 6 feet tall.
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