Are Brugmansia Flowers Right for Your Yard?

Are Brugmansia Flowers Right for Your Yard? : Brugmansia, sometimes referred to as angel’s trumpet, is a stunning addition to any garden. Here are some things to know about these preferred pollinators.

 

Are Brugmansia Flowers Right for Your Yard? 

 

Brugmansia Care and Identification

Reader of Birds & Blooms Anne Cuthbert of West Chester, Ohio, wonders, “What kind of flower did I photograph in Hawaii (above)?”

Melinda Myers, a gardening expert: The subject of your shot is a Brugmansia, sometimes known as an angel’s trumpet. This evergreen shrub is cultivated as an annual elsewhere, although it is hardy in Zones 7 through 10. In its hardiness zones, it may die back to the ground in the northern regions. The huge blossoms attract hummingbirds and insects, and the plants can withstand light frosts and are resistant to drought and animals.

 

Rich, organic soil that drains well is preferred by this plant, as is full to partial sun. In colder climates, angel’s trumpets can be brought inside and grown as a houseplant next to a window that gets plenty of sunlight or artificial lighting. Additionally, you can relocate the plant to a dimly lit, cold spot and water it only occasionally enough to keep the soil just slightly damp and the plant dormant throughout the winter. Once the risk of frost has passed, move the plant back outside.

Angel’s trumpet is a beautiful plant, but it is also extremely poisonous to humans and animals. Remain away from curious children, dogs, and cats, and handle any part of the plant with caution.

 

ALSO SEE

Top 10 Full Sun Perennials That Thrive in Sunshine

 

Can You Grow Brugmansia From Seed?

“How can I get Gabriel’s trumpet seeds to sprout? Reader Ted Lloyd of Ottawa, Ontario writes, “I’ve tried soaking, nicking, and freezing them from recent to older seed harvests, to no avail.”

Melinda writes that Brugmansia is known by a number of common names, including Gabriel’s trumpet. It can be known to others as the angel’s trumpet. The majority of kinds require pollination by another variety in order to produce seed because they are not self-fertile. This implies that their progeny will probably differ from the parent plant as well. Take these actions:

 

Gather seeds from desiccated pods. The corky seed coating is present inside the prickly pod.

 

Before planting, soak the seeds for a full day or two. Afterward, take off the corky coating. By soaking the seeds, you can soften them and facilitate germination by removing the covering more easily. How and when to start seedlings indoors are described here.

Sow the seeds in a sterile, well-drained potting or seed-starting mix ¼ inch below the soil’s surface. Handle plants and preserve seeds carefully since they contain highly deadly leaves and seeds if consumed. It may take a few weeks, a month, or longer for seeds to sprout, so have patience.

 

 

Brugmansia Flower Colors

There are plenty of options available to you if you’re thinking about including Brugmansia in your garden. Both bloom sizes and colors can vary greatly; the most regularly produced kinds are white, red, orange, pink, or yellow.

 

 

Leave a Comment