Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet
Brugmansia versicolor 'Alba'

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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; 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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Manhattan Beach, California

Miami Beach, Florida

Deridder, Louisiana

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

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.