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PlantFiles: Mini Angel's Trumpet
Iochroma australe 'Lago Azul'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iochroma (eye-oh-KROH-muh) (Info)
Species: australe (aw-STRAL-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Lago Azul

Synonym:Acnistus australis
Synonym:Dunalia australis

21 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
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:

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; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
By simple layering
By air layering
By tip layering
By serpentine layering

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

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral hawkarica On Jul 5, 2007, hawkarica from Odessa, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant also comes in a white or alba form.


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

Eureka, California
Fresno, California
South San Francisco, California
Mulberry, Florida
Odessa, Florida
Austin, Texas

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