BRUGMANSIA x candida
Plant Common Name
In the right climate this hybrid Brugmansia can bloom in spurts all year round. This tropical shrub to small tree is a cross between smaller-flowered Brugmansia aurea and the large-flowered B. versicolor.
The woody plant has coarsely toothed medium green leaves with wavy edges. When conditions are favorable it produces huge downward hanging trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of pale orange, peachy pink or white, depending on the cultivar. These are among the most magnificent flowers in the world, emitting a deliciously sweet scent at dusk to attract night flying pollinators such as moths. The fruits are pod-like and green.
While they do best in ground in frost-free climates, the plants can be grown in containers elsewhere to allow them to be moved into a protected location for winter or in a cold snap. It will resprout from the roots in spring if winter frosts kills the above ground stems. Use a nutrient rich potting soil that retains moisture without becoming soggy for best results. These plants do best in sites with bright but indirect light. Keep angel’s trumpet evenly moist and feed lightly but often to ensure maximum bloom production. The plants will make a bold statement in any vivacious tropical landscape or patio container display.
There are health concerns related to Brugmansia. To learn more go to: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/poisonsinformationcentre/plants_fungi/angelstrumpet.asp
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 8
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 15
H1, H2, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Partial Sun, Partial Shade
10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Indeterminate
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall