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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Gabriel's Trumpet???

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Hampton, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2002
1:35 PM

Post #26936

My aunt gave me something a friend gave her. She said it was called Gabriel's Trumpet. It is just a stick about 1.5 inches in diameter. She said to just stick it in the ground and it will turn into a flowering plant. Does anyone know what this is? Or another name for it? Or its scientific name? Or more instructions on how and where to grow it? Thanks.
(Zone 4b)

April 14, 2002
3:23 PM

Post #242912

I think it is a Brugmansia or Datura.
Hampton, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 14, 2002
5:17 PM

Post #242944

That was my thought too, but which one?

April 14, 2002
5:24 PM

Post #242946

Since Gabriel is mentioned in the Bible as an angel we must presume that this plant is actually an Angel's Trumpet, which would be a Brugmansia. Which one? We'll probably have to wait and see after it flowers. Plant it in the ground watch it go!

Florence, AL
(Zone 7a)

April 16, 2002
9:26 PM

Post #244224

I have heard Beaumontia grandiflora called Gabriel's Trumpet, but I sure didn't think THAT was very easy to root! And it's a vine, whereas the brugs can make trees.LMK if it turns out to be a vine!

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