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Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet
Brugmansia 'Sunset'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunset
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter







Other details:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


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


Lake Mary, Florida

Tallahassee, Florida

Lilburn, Georgia

Coal Center, Pennsylvania

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Belton, Texas

Humble, Texas

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 28, 2012, morningloree from Heathrow, FL wrote:

The variegated version adds a nice contrast to my garden. It gets mostly shade with dappled afternoon sun by an oak tree. The blooms fade to a light peach from white. The fragrance is light and I notice it when coming within a few feet of the flowers. I planted vinca around it, don't know if it has helped keep pests away, but have had no trouble with bugs.


On Oct 9, 2010, donnacreation from Sumter, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I planted this brug 3 yrs ago, but it has been decimated by some green caterpillar every year. It struggles to make it through the summer, and I'm lucky if I get a few blooms just before frost. The variegation went away after the first year, and it only grows about 3 - 4' tall. Meanwhile, I have pink brugs that grow over 10 ft tall in one season, and they're caterpillar free.