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Brugmansia 'Dr. Seuss'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Dr. Seuss
Additional cultivar information: (aka Hetty Krauss)

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One vendor has this plant for sale.

36 members have or want this plant for trade.

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:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:
Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Veined

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:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

10 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive greshamdadjohn On Apr 30, 2012, greshamdadjohn from Gresham, OR wrote:

They will not survive frost in my zone so I grow them in large pots and bring them indoors to a heated sun-porch for winter. They grow well in rich moist soil with a sprinkling of Osmocote granules. Prune off deadwood leaving a few leaves and they come back like gang-busters by mid-summer. Great favorites of hummingbirds and bees.

Positive NCMstGardener On Apr 16, 2011, NCMstGardener from Columbus, NC wrote:

This is a fun plant. I have 3 pass-a-longs -- white, bright yellow, & gold. Here in Zone 8a/7b I cut them to the ground and mulch for protection just before the 1st frost. Still, every couple of years, they do not survive the winter. No problem. I just cut up the stems, place them in a jar of water and pot up the following Spring. Not only do I have plenty of replacements I also have lots to share.

Positive 78028 On Mar 7, 2011, 78028 from Kerrville, TX wrote:

I personally do not have this plant, but plan to get some this year. A neighbor, now moved, planted them on the north side of their home; another across the street from her planted hers on the south east...both bloom profusely and look lovely all summer. In the winter, I notice they cut them to about 8"-10" and cover them with a clay pot
until the possibility of freezes passes. Is this necessary?
From some of your postings, it does not sound so.
And the dear NO NOT EAT THEM !!! How nice!

Positive XYLA On Sep 28, 2009, XYLA from Corpus Christi, TX wrote:

I WAS GIVEN A SMALL CLIPPING FROM A NEIGHBOR; UNBEKNOWEST ON HOW TO CARE FOR IT--- I ALMOST KILLED IT. BUT I WAS ABLE TO REVIVE IT,TRANSPLANT IT & NOW WHAT A SUCCESS!!
SHE IS IN A BIG POT UNDER A HUGH CANOPY OF AN OLD ASH TREE. I WAS SHOCKED WHEN SHE BLOOMED THE FIRST TIME!! HUGH CREAMY WHITE FLOWERS-- IT-- BLEW MY MIND AWAY. I WATER BI - WEEKLY, DUE TO THE FACT THEY ARE IN A SHADED DAPPLE LITE PART OF THE YARD. THEN IT RAINED OFF & ON ALL LAST WEEK; EVEN MORE BLOSSOMS.
WE HAVE MILD WINTERS-- IF THATS WHAT YOU CALL IT. SUMMERS -- MID 90'S (DAY) MID 70'S (NIGHTS); WINTER-- DAYS ARE WARM 70'S & NIGHTS --60'S. IT ALL DEPENDS SEEING WE ARE IN THE SLAP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UNITED STATES WHERE THE YOU COULD GET WINDS EITHER DIRECTION (SOUTHERNLY/NORTHERNLY ). OVERALL THE PLANTS THAT GROW HERE ARE SEMI-TROPICAL.
WHEN READING TAGS THAT ARE ATTACHED TO THE PLANTS, READ CAREFULLY & RESEARCH THROUGHLY-- THEY CAN BE MISLEADING!! THAT IS MY EXPERIENCE-- SEEING A MAJORITY OF THE PLANTS I BUY ARE SEVERALLY DISTRESSED, W/LITTLE TO NO INFO AVAILABLE. (NAME/CARE).

Positive fireflyintexas On Feb 17, 2009, fireflyintexas from New Braunfels, TX wrote:

I have three brugmansias growing here in New Braunfels, Texas. They got nipped by freezing weather, but one of the brugs, possibly a Dr. Seuss, is actually blooming right now! It's the middle of February, but the daytime temps have been in the 70s for about a week, which probably activated the bloom cycle. So fragrant...this particular brug was planted last year but never took off....until now....about 5 ft tall and has about 4-5 blooms on it. I suspect as it gets warmer and I feed it well, it should put on a show! Hard to wait. Just lovely.

Neutral jojomonkey On Oct 29, 2006, jojomonkey from Toledo, OH wrote:

When I take this plant into the garden during summer it grows like crazy and blooms. Once I bring it inside about a month later I find bugs and all the leaves drop off. I have it in a South window and it gets a lot of light, but I have problems with it keeping leaves all winter. Not sure what to do.

Positive rfraser On Jun 25, 2004, rfraser from Simi Valley, CA wrote:

We have three small brugmansia trees just outside our bedroom windows and one overhanging the hot tub. They grow like weeds in Simi, CA, and the scent is heavenly. Main problem: spidermites and snails. They look nice trimmed into an umbrella form.

Positive moonraker03 On Jun 18, 2004, moonraker03 from Cape Coral, FL wrote:

I first saw this wonderful, magical spreading "tree" growing in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was full of salmon coloured blooms, all hanging downward from its branches. I had never seen anything like it before, and wondered how rare it might be.
Now I find it for sale locally, here in Lee County, Florida; I also know that I have a choice of colours - white, pink, creamy white, and a peachy shade.
Now that I'm living in Florida I shall soon buy one of my very own!

Positive debikm On Jan 3, 2004, debikm from Starke, FL wrote:

The first year mine did nothing, until I moved it into full sun. It rewarded me with a massive growth spurt and buds. This year it has gone to 5 feet tall and bloomed in flushes of 50+ blooms each time.

Positive sialia On Oct 8, 2003, sialia from Hope, AR wrote:

Some people say that 'Dr. Seuss' and 'Charles Grimaldi' are the same plant. All I can say is that my two plants are different. For one thing Dr. Seuss blooms are larger.

Positive violabird On Aug 17, 2003, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Very attractive to bugs along with Whiskers! Start early with systemics. Wonderful spicy scent and colors, flowers last 3-4 days for me.

Regional...

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

, (3 reports)
Bessemer, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
Batesville, Arkansas
Jasper, Arkansas
Malvern, Arkansas
Bloomington, California
Carlsbad, California
Cupertino, California
Desert View Highlands, California
Lompoc, California
Modesto, California
Monterey, California
Newbury Park, California
Oceanside, California
Palm Springs, California
Riverside, California
San Clemente, California
San Diego, California
Santa Clara, California
Vista, California
New Milford, Connecticut
Washington, District Of Columbia
Auburndale, Florida
Brooksville, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Casselberry, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Lake City, Florida
Lakeland, Florida
Longwood, Florida
North Fort Myers, Florida
North Port, Florida
Oviedo, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Sebring, Florida
Starke, Florida
Tampa, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Williston, Florida
Winter Haven, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida (2 reports)
Bethlehem, Georgia
Colbert, Georgia
Patterson, Georgia
Woodstock, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Barbourville, Kentucky
Waynesburg, Kentucky
Deridder, Louisiana
Kenner, Louisiana
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Maurepas, Louisiana
Gulfport, Mississippi
Missoula, Montana
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Roswell, New Mexico
Woodbury, New York
Columbus, North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Hope Mills, North Carolina
Lake Toxaway, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Randleman, North Carolina
Swansboro, North Carolina
Vass, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
Belfield, North Dakota
Cincinnati, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Dundee, Ohio
Toledo, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Wister, Oklahoma
Warren, Pennsylvania
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Conway, South Carolina
Newberry, South Carolina
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Trenton, South Carolina
Antioch, Tennessee
Lake City, Tennessee
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Niota, Tennessee
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Seymour, Tennessee
Sweetwater, Tennessee
Townsend, Tennessee
Broaddus, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Desoto, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Hockley, Texas
Irene, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
Lake Jackson, Texas
Missouri City, Texas
Montgomery, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
Port Bolivar, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas
Sherman, Texas
Snook, Texas
Victoria, Texas
Vidor, Texas
Clinton, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Parkersburg, West Virginia
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin



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