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Brugmansia 'Yellow Tail'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Tail

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral grovespirit On Feb 1, 2010, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Gorgeous plant, not fussy about soil and pretty easy to grow from cuttings. I grew it in Zone7, well mulched. Will die back a bit in Z7, but generally comes back from the roots. Does well in shade too. However, many parts of this plant are very TOXIC!
Some resources list Brugmansia seeds, flowers and leaves as poisonous if a significant amount is ingested. The toxic principals are atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine.

Symptoms include hallucinations, dry mouth, muscle weakness, increased blood pressure and pulse, fever, dilated pupils, paralysis.

These poisonous details are a precaution to gardeners, parents and pet owners.

Positive alzone7 On Sep 29, 2008, alzone7 from Gadsden, AL wrote:

It grows well in our z7 yard in north Alabama with full sun and regular water. The plants die back in winter, but so far (5 years) have come back full steam in the spring. I have yellow and pink and by late summer they are 6' tall and covered with blooms.

Positive OhioBreezy On Aug 21, 2005, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice leaves, bugs didn't bother this one, lovely scent I would say medium, stayed open all day today (overcast), love the tendrils on this one. Plant is 5 feet tall. Grew very well, as cutting was started in May "05. Like the beautiful yellow color too.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Merritt Island, Florida
North Port, Florida
Saint Cloud, Florida
Pukalani, Hawaii
Dundee, Ohio
Austin, Texas

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