Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Brugmansia sanguinea

This 'Angel's Trumpet' is a remarkably cold hardy shrub and a very tropical looking plant which you do not expect to find flowering in winter. Because it is native to the mountainous Andes of Peru it is tolerant of the occasional icy blast of snow .It grows to about 3 metres but remains fairly open in habit which means it is easier to see the pendulous bright orange red flowers. It prefers a sheltered spot under the shade of trees or close to buildings which may afford some wind protection.Very easy to propagate from cuttings during the warm months.

Brugmansia sanguinea

 2017 update: I no longer grow this species.

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