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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

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive morningloree 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.

Negative donnacreation 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.


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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