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By Meanie

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

My Brugmansia got left out last night and the frost got it!
Is it now "scrap"?
Thanks in advance.



Possibly - but don't give up on it. I'd take a chance and keep it frost-free until the late spring and watch for signs of life....good luck.

21 Oct, 2010


Ahh !! that happened to mine couple of years ago. It was 6' & the very first mild frost killed all the the leaves immediatly. However I bought it into the conservatory ( unheated ) & just watched the stem wither thoughout the winter. Thinking this was the end it sprouted 5 or 6 new shoots from the base in Spring. It's 8' now so give it a chance in a frost free place keeping it barely moist. Good luck. what colour is it btw?

21 Oct, 2010


Yes, they will often sprout from the base. The lignified older stems should hopefully have resisted the frost better than the softer newer growth at the top.

21 Oct, 2010


Thanks guys!
Maybe I'll stick it in the garage then. I cold period may just give it the kick up the butt that makes it flower next year!

22 Oct, 2010


Good luck with it, Meanie.

22 Oct, 2010

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