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Brugmansia versicolor 'Alba'

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Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: versicolor (VER-suh-kuh-lor) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba

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

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

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

Foliage:
Deciduous
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By grafting
By air layering

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral cam2 On Feb 13, 2009, cam2 from Houston, TX wrote:

I got this plant about 10 years ago along with a peach brugmansia. It has never bloomed and does not grow very tall ~ freezes to the ground every winter and comes back every Spring. My peach one outgrows the Alba 10-1 and blooms all season...also have a yellow that I started from a cutting - it out performs both!

Does anyone know why the Alba never blooms?

Positive snowhermit On May 18, 2002, snowhermit from Woodsville, NH (Zone 4a) wrote:

This plant has nice foliage and a beautiful flower with a wide corolla tube. The petals are curved upwards and the flower measures 18-22 inches long including the calyx.

Regional...

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

Manhattan Beach, California
Miami Beach, Florida
Deridder, Louisiana
Houston, Texas (2 reports)



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