Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) 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) 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: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Evergreen Blue-Green Smooth-Textured
Other details: 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)
On Mar 11, 2013, grammysawyer from Cottage Grove, TN wrote:
I love these plants. A friend who lives north of me in KY gave me several cuttings but did not mark which ones are what color. One is White and one is Pink. One has a fairly smooth bark and one has a rougher bark. Does anyone know which is which?
On Nov 14, 2012, MemphisP from Millington, TN wrote:
I have grown this cultivar for 4 years now and have turned one cutting given to me by my aunt into over 200 plants since then. I agree with most of the statements made by the person under me about preferring to be in the ground, and the sun, but I move quite often and therefore I keep 95% of my plants on containers and have had a lot of success growing frosty pink in containers. Lots of water, a wooden or white container, and fertilization every couple weeks is the key. If you can keep the hot midday sun from hitting the container or just keep the plant in a spot that is partly shaded then this plant will do well, and water thoroughly daily. I have great knowledge of this cultivar feel free to inbox me any questions.
On Dec 13, 2011, femluc from Elizabethton, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:
My experience with the Brugs here in NE TN is that they prefer part sun and do prefer being in the ground. I had a white one a few years ago that dominated its space with fullness and had over a hundred blooms. I waited too late to cut it back and mulch it in the fall and a hard frost got to it.
This summer, I was lucky enough to have a peach Brug, but thought it might do okay growing in a flower pot. I was fooled, however in thinking that. The heat buildup was too much for the plant. It was continuously losing its leaves, I couldn't keep it watered well enough and it eventually fizzled out.
In the spring, I will have another Brug to plant and it will go in the ground in a place of its own. In the fall, it will be cut back, mulched and well covered and will be healthy the following spring.
These are tried and true tips for successful Brug growing in the Southeast, Zone 6a-b. They WILL overwinter outside as long as they are protected and they need LOTS OF WATER, almost daily, especially during the hottest part of the summer.
On Dec 4, 2011, dgarden11 from Quitman, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Does well in our NE Texas sandy loam. We had a cold winter last year (10 degrees) and it was slow coming up. We had a terribly hot and dry summer, and it was not as showy as usual. But when the temps abated and a bit of rain finally came, they really put on a show! I cut stems each fall, before first hard frost, so I can share with my gardening buddies. Very fragrant in the evening, plant by your bedroom window and upwind from your porch so you can enjoy the fragrance on late summer evenings. Do not eat. Does well with some shade from the hot afternoon sun.
On May 26, 2010, catblueplants from North Richland Hills, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
I have this pale yellow Angel Trumpet in a large pot & it wilts in the afternoon. Moved it from sun to full shade to almost full shade on patio. Still wilts in the afternoon. It is about 2 years old & only looks really nice in the early morning & late night. Give it a lot of water. What am I doing wrong?? HELP! firstname.lastname@example.org...Fort Worth, TX
On Oct 1, 2009, DenaBolton from Johnson City, TN wrote:
My daughter has been growing angel trumpets in our zone 6 area of NE TN for years. She overwinters them outdoors, too. She has several different varieties and is now getting me into growing them. She says the way to overwinter them in our area is to wait until the trees die back completely before cutting them back. She usually does this around January. She just cuts the vining/bush type back after they've finished for the season and mulches them well. She says that those in containers will not overwinter outdoors and can't handle temps below 50 degrees, which is why my purple one is sitting in my living room blooming away right now. (Our nights have started getting cold.) I will be planting some in the ground next spring. I just love this plant!
On Aug 1, 2008, Delirious_Kat from Whiteville, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:
Frosty Pink is my first Angel Trumpet and I LOVE it! I bought it as a 20 inch rooted cutting off Ebay from a man in Texas. Yesterday I saw my first bud bloom and I am thrilled to death! She is planted in a 5 gallon pot and now stands over 5 foot high and has 3 large main stems with more comming up from the base. When I 1st got her I fed her reg Miracle -Gro every 2 weeks and epson salt once a month. As soon as I saw the buds forming (a few weeks ago) I switched to Miracle-gro Bloom Booster (15-30-15) For bug control I use Schultz Garden Safe houseplant and garden insect killer (Wal-Mart item) and dilute it down to 1/2 strength and lightly mist the top and undersides of the leaves. (Works nicely) Wonderful addition to my garden! Beautiful Plant and what a lovely evening fragrance!
Started it as a buket of brugs cuttings in winter. Transplanted to pots when it had its roots. The plant likes to lose it leaves when it starts bloomimg. After the flush the leaves come back healthy and strong. You must water it down with a hose to keep the bugs off. It also likes a tablespoon of epsom salt to one gallon of water monthly to keep the leaves green. Rosepedal
On Sep 24, 2007, lady4950 from Parrottsville, TN wrote:
I love my angel trumpet but I don't understand why the leaves are truning yellow. Could it be over fertilizing? I also have problems with white flies and have to spray it with an insecticide once a week. Does anyone know why my leaves are yellow?
On Sep 19, 2007, Ladyborg from Magnolia, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I started this from a 1' cutting from a friend in spring/summer of '06. By summer of '07 the plant is over 7' tall. I didn't prune because of my crazy schedule, but it was interesting to see how high it would go. Next year will prune to keep it bushy.
On Sep 15, 2007, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:
Wow. How different can a Brugmansia be in different climates?..it overwinters in zone 7b?...it is fragrant?..For me Frosty Pink has been long lived- but,looks worn and tired in winter long before 'Charles Grimaldi" even notices winter. I haven't noticed any scent. Again, Chuck is the opposite-powerful fragrance.
And i have had the same beetle and other pests problems with Frosty Pink. Finally, by mid summer the dry heat starts to to turn Frosty Pink blooms into a pale imitation of itself.Right about now though, the color starts to return...
On Apr 23, 2006, heels143 from Freeport, TX wrote:
I live in Demi John Texas and I put Frosty Pink in the ground less than 2 years ago and last year i had over 100 blooms. Full sun exposure, fertilize with super bloom every other week, it was about 2 feet tall and ended up to be 6 feet. Just love angel trumpets. Wish i could find a white one on sale here, but no luck so far.
On Apr 22, 2006, DVan from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Help! I bought my pink Angel Trumpet about a month and a half ago and since I put it in the ground, it is losing leaves and seems to be wilting. It is in part shade. I have been watering it every other day. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can save my plant? Thanks.
On Oct 10, 2004, Ponditis from Payette, ID (Zone 7a) wrote:
This plant is growing and blooming nicely next to a natural pond so the water is freely available to the plant. It is a lovely plant and the pink is soft and delicate. Will sunburn in full afternoon sun here in the high desert so this year it is shaded by 3 pm and I have had no problems with sunburn.
On Jun 12, 2004, KDePetrillo from North Scituate, RI (Zone 6a) wrote:
I have 2 plants of FROSTY PINK - started them from cuttings this year. They are growing well, except for the fact that the leaves are in SHREDS, due to a small striped beetle. I have no idea what this beetle is -- I've grown brugs for years and years and have never seen one before. Any ideas on what they are and what I can do to get rid of them???
We found this plant at the entrance to the Rose Garden, Washington Park, Portland Oregon. The fragrance is quite strong and very pleasant.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Gaylesville, Alabama Phoenix, Arizona Tucson, Arizona Batesville, Arkansas Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas Hot Springs Village, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Buena Park, California Chowchilla, California Chula Vista, California Clayton, California Fairfield, California Hayward, California Hesperia, California Lodi, California Mission Viejo, California Northridge, California Palm Springs, California Perris, California Riverside, California San Francisco, California San Jose, California Thousand Oaks, California Ukiah, California Upland, California West Hollywood, California Bellair-meadowbrook Terrace, Florida Fernandina Beach, Florida (2 reports) Fort Mc Coy, Florida Gifford, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Beach, Florida Kings Point, Florida Lakewood Park, Florida Navarre, Florida New Port Richey, Florida North River Shores, Florida Ocoee, Florida Palatka, Florida Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Paradise Heights, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida Siesta Key, Florida South Venice, Florida Spring Hill, Florida St Petersburg, Florida Suncoast Estates, Florida Tampa, Florida The Villages, Florida Venus, Florida Druid Hills, Georgia Fayetteville, Georgia Hawkinsville, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Patterson, Georgia Sandy Springs, Georgia Vinings, Georgia Derby, Kansas Barbourville, Kentucky Dawson Springs, Kentucky Orchard Grass Hills, Kentucky De Ridder, Louisiana Gonzales, Louisiana Maurepas, Louisiana Old Jefferson, Louisiana Timberlane, Louisiana Pass Christian, Mississippi Roswell, New Mexico Dover, North Carolina Fuquay-varina, North Carolina Whiteville, North Carolina Mounds, Oklahoma Banks, Oregon Portland, Oregon Arial, South Carolina Bucksport, South Carolina Conway, South Carolina East Sumter, South Carolina Gilbert, South Carolina Laurens, South Carolina Moncks Corner, South Carolina Myrtle Beach, South Carolina North Augusta, South Carolina Norway, South Carolina Oakland, South Carolina Cottage Grove, Tennessee Elizabethton, Tennessee Johnson City, Tennessee Lafayette, Tennessee Lake City, Tennessee Lenoir City, Tennessee Maclemoresville, Tennessee Millington, Tennessee Parrottsville, Tennessee Pocahontas, Tennessee Austin, Texas Brushy Creek, Texas Cross Roads, Texas Freeport, Texas Frisco, Texas Galveston, Texas Hill Country Village, Texas Houston, Texas Magnolia, Texas North Richland Hills, Texas Olmos Park, Texas Pecan Grove, Texas Premont, Texas San Antonio, Texas (2 reports) Wild Rose, Wisconsin