Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae, native to subtropical regions of South America. They are known as Angel's Trumpets, sharing that name with the closely related genus Datura.

There are literally dozens of hybrids available, with flower coming in shades of white, peach, pink, orange or yellow. The show-stopping hanging trumpet-shaped flowers of angel's trumpet make this a delight for any garden. It is tropical and grows best in gardens in Zone 8-11, but it can be used as a container plant and brought inside when cool. Angel's Trumpets can be grown as either a shrub or a tree.

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The leaves are 6-8" long. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and can grow up to 20" long. Angel's trumpet can flower year-round in the warmer climates. In colder climates, where planted outdoors (zones 8-9), it will die back to the ground each year and return in the spring. If you cut the stems, cover the openings with a piece of tin-foil until the spring to keep out moisture that may freeze and cause further plant damage.

Use caution as all parts of the plant are poisonous.

Additional Classification Data

Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Brugmansia
Species: None Identified
Cultivar: None Identified

Hardiness Zones

USDA Zone 8a: to 10 °F

USDA Zone 8b: to 15 °F

USDA Zone 9a: to 20 °F

USDA Zone 9b: to 25 °F

Plant Height

Height 6-8 ft.

Height 8-10 ft.

Light Exposure

Light - Full Sun

Light - 10% to 40% Shade

Light - 40% to 60% Shade

Growth Rate

Rate - Fast

Rate - Moderate

Published/Updated on: 01-20-2021