Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Herbstlicht'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Herbstlicht
Hybridized by M. Gottschalk
Registered or introduced: 2005
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall


Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Folkston, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 27, 2008, GaWeedpicker from Folkston, GA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I was originally given a cutting of a yellow Angels Trumpet around five years ago, and consistently kept it in a pot. Over the years, it grew larger and larger with an unbelievable blooming cycle, and an unbelievable fragrance. During the past five years, I have taken pieces that were broken off of the mother plant, and rooted them and passed several on to friends. After being given a cutting of a white Angles Trumpet by my best friend and neighbor, and being tired of constantly having to water my original plant in a huge pot, this year I have planted both the original yellow and the cutting of the white in the ground. The original yellow plant is now over 4' tall, and has had one blooming cycle, gearing up for another one at this time. The white is 2.5-3' tall and has also bloomed once, a... read more