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 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
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, (3 reports) Pirkkala, Washington D.c., Bessemer, Alabama Mountain Brook, Alabama Batesville, Arkansas Jasper, Arkansas Magnet Cove, Arkansas Bloomington, California Casa Conejo, California Cupertino, California Del Rey Oaks, California Desert View Highlands, California Lompoc, California Modesto, California Oceanside, California Palm Springs, California Riverside, California San Clemente, California San Diego, California Santa Clara, California Vista, California New Milford, Connecticut Auburndale, Florida Cape Coral, Florida Hollywood, Florida Jan Phyl Village, Florida Lake City, Florida Lakeland Highlands, Florida Lochmoor Waterway Estates, Florida North Port, Florida Sebring, Florida Spring Hill, Florida St Petersburg, Florida Starke, Florida Tampa, Florida Wellington, Florida Williston, Florida Bethlehem, Georgia Colbert, Georgia Patterson, Georgia Woodstock, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Barbourville, Kentucky Waynesburg, Kentucky De Ridder, Louisiana Kenner, Louisiana Lake Charles, Louisiana Maurepas, Louisiana Lyman, Mississippi Orchard Homes, Montana Scotch Plains, New Jersey Roswell, New Mexico Woodbury, New York Cape Carteret, North Carolina Columbus, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina Hightsville, North Carolina Hope Mills, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Randleman, North Carolina Vass, North Carolina Belfield, North Dakota Columbus, Ohio Dundee, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Toledo, Ohio Midwest City, Oklahoma Wister, Oklahoma Warren, Pennsylvania Vieques, Puerto Rico Conway, South Carolina Newberry, South Carolina Trenton, South Carolina Antioch, Tennessee Lake City, Tennessee Lenoir City, Tennessee Niota, Tennessee Pocahontas, Tennessee Seymour, Tennessee Sweetwater, Tennessee Townsend, Tennessee Bolivar Peninsula, Texas Broaddus, Texas Corpus Christi, Texas Desoto, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Hockley, Texas Irene, Texas Kerrville, Texas Knollwood, Texas Lake Jackson, Texas Missouri City, Texas Montgomery, Texas New Braunfels, Texas Rose City, Texas San Antonio, Texas Santa Fe, Texas Snook, Texas Victoria, Texas Clinton, Washington Kalama, Washington Walnut Grove, Washington Parkersburg, West Virginia Kenosha, Wisconsin Lake Lac La Belle, Wisconsin