Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet
sara haywood Posts: 143
Some of you may remember that I had a rather sad looking Brugmansia a short while ago, this plant was a gift from a friends mother who was moving home and had no space for it. It has never flowered. After following advice from here I know have 4 flower buds! (fingers crossed they will actually go the distance!)
Just two of them! I don't want to bore you too much..... *dances the happy dance*
Thanks again for good advice
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Good news Sara, if you are happy now just wait until the first trumpet opens
Looking forward to seeing what colour it is
I think I have one of them plants!! Bought a hibiscus last year and this little fellow was also growing in the pot. Potted it up, stuck it behind the greenhouse and this is what I got this year. Didn't know what it was until I saw your pics and someone said trumpet flowers.
Sorry about upside down photos
That's a datura, their flowers grow upwards, brugmansia flowers dangle downwards
just be aware that angels trumpets are seriously toxic in all parts, the pollen can also be hallucinogenic if in a contained space (like a conservatory or greenhouse)
Angela17 that is beautiful! I want one also! *off to find one*
Treehugger I was aware and am pretty careful with it, thanks x
"That's a datura, their flowers grow upwards, brugmansia flowers dangle downwards"
Correct. Brugs are also much larger...mine are 7ft now.
You can grow them from seed, similar conditions to peppers and tomatoes, from the Solanaceae family
http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/half-hardy-annual-seeds/datura-metel-double-blackcurrant-swirl/7180TM these are the ones I've grown before