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Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpets

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpets (Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpets)

This Angel's Trumpets is loaded with flowers. This plant does so much better here in San Diego in late Fall and Winter. Photo taken Nov. 8, 2012.

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That's so pretty ! :o)

9 Nov, 2012


Thanks! Yes, most are looking very good now.

9 Nov, 2012


This one is very beautiful Delonix. Nice shape to it.

9 Nov, 2012


So brugmansia. I just uploaded one few days ago and asked what is its name. Nice flowers, aren´t they?

10 Nov, 2012


Yes, I remember your photo. I made a comment. :>)

There's several species and varieties of Brugmansia. They all have wonderful flowers!

10 Nov, 2012


This one is more patulous.

10 Nov, 2012


This is a very old plant, at least 20 years old. I don't think Angel's Trumpets would grow all year outside where you live....because it's too tropical. A light frost will usually kill it to the ground.

10 Nov, 2012


Delonix, we have few plants around that first little frost will kill to the ground but it comes back in the spring(gunnera comes to mind) we have similar weather to SF (you used to live there, right?) not really harsh winter. But very wet. I have seen Brugmansia in the GC in the "gardeninig on the edge" section and have seen it in several gardens here... but I suspect that people bring it in for winter. I would love to grow it because it is poisonous and deer is smart and will not eat it and because it is impressive and unusual. Getting it inside for the winter is out of the question in my case. Could you grow it in SF in protected spot? Lots of times it is the wetness not the cold which worries me.

10 Nov, 2012



Yes, I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, in southern Alameda County, the temps are generally 20ºF (7ºC) higher than in San Francisco during the day (in summer). It was a completely different micro-climate. Many citrus, avocados, and subtropical trees flourished, which didn't in San Francisco because of the constant cool temps, there.

10 Nov, 2012


Thanks for the info Delonix

11 Nov, 2012


You're welcome.

11 Nov, 2012


Makes our little Brug look weedy, it is still outside at the moment, will have to come in soon, but it is still flowering!!

12 Nov, 2012



The Angel's Trumpets are doing very well now. The shorter days and the last 3 days have been cooler. They love cooler weather and bloom like crazy!

13 Nov, 2012


Ours has enjoyed the cold, but not the frosts, so it has been cut back now and taken in until March (all being well!!)

20 Nov, 2012


My plants are just starting to flourish. The nights are longer and cooler and the days are from: 72 - 80ºF (22 - 27ºC), now. It's suppose to be pretty warm over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, which starts tomorrow (Nov. 22, 2012 -Thanksgiving Day).

21 Nov, 2012

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