Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia versicolor

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: versicolor (VER-suh-kuh-lor) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(peach-flowered)
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


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


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly




Other details:

This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Dermott, Arkansas

Canyon Lake, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Saint Augustine, Florida

Satellite Beach, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Deridder, Louisiana

Sumter, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 9, 2002, milesplants wrote:

i have grown this plant for about seven years, it is a herbaceous perennial in my zone 8 garden. the plant dies to the ground in winter, I cut it to the ground before the first frost and add between 6-12 inches of mulch, yard clippings and or leaves to this plant. it comes back in spring and at this writing it is 6-7 feet tall and some 4 feet around and is covered with buds which open yellow and turn pink/peach on the second day, plant may have 100 or so blooms on it at any one time. the blooms are fragrant only after dark but is very fragrant, I suspect in its native habitat it is pollinated by moths. I am also experimenting with a yellow brugmansia which I planted two years ago and it has successfully overwinter for two years. I hope to share the name of this plant at a later date.