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Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Ida'

Brugmansia arborea

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: arborea (ar-BOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Ida
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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 seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Scarify seed before sowing

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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:

Jones, Alabama

Ozark, Alabama

Little Rock, Arkansas

Cawston, British Columbia

Elk Grove, California

Eureka, California

Hayward, California

San Diego, California

Washington, District Of Columbia

Daytona Beach, Florida

Mc Intosh, Florida

Nokomis, Florida

Orange Springs, Florida

Ormond Beach, Florida

Alpharetta, Georgia

Loganville, Georgia

Omega, Georgia

Palatine, Illinois

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Washington, North Carolina

Hohenwald, Tennessee

Alvin, Texas

Seguin, Texas

Victoria, Texas

Chesapeake, Virginia

Swords Creek, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 17, 2009, strngeagl from Clarksville, TN wrote:

For the first time we have an Angel's Trumpet plant, which is yellow. We also have some cuttings from a pink one. Can we leave the plants in the ground over the winter, or do we take it inside? They are all in large containers, have been pruned into the tree shape. We are in Tennessee where our winters get as low as 0 degrees.
Did not realize the plants are poisonous, am learning a lot from your website-thanks.