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Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

sara haywoodsara 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!)

 

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 Just two of them! I don't want to bore you too much..... *dances the happy dance* 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,480

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    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 16,350

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Good news Sara, if you are happy now just wait until the first trumpet opens imageimage 

    Looking forward to seeing what colour it is image

  • Angela 17Angela 17 Posts: 74

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    sara,

    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. 

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     Sorry about upside down photos

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    That's a datura, their flowers grow upwards, brugmansia flowers dangle downwards

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    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) 

  • sara haywoodsara haywood Posts: 143

    Angela17 that is beautiful! I want one also! *off to find one* 

     

    Treehugger I was aware and am pretty careful with it, thanks x

     

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    "That's a datura, their flowers grow upwards, brugmansia flowers dangle downwards"

    Correct. Brugs are also much larger...mine are 7ft now.

     

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    You can grow them from seed, similar conditions to peppers and tomatoes, from the Solanaceae family

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