Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Cypress Gardens'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Cypress Gardens
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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly




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 woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:


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


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

Hesperia, California

San Jose, California

Clermont, Florida

Deland, Florida

Merritt Island, Florida

Sebring, Florida

Jonesboro, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Pukalani, Hawaii

Deridder, Louisiana

Maurepas, Louisiana

Mesilla Park, New Mexico

Lexington, South Carolina

Galveston, Texas

Premont, Texas

Buckley, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 21, 2005, TrixieM from Mc Call Creek, MS wrote:

This brugmansia versicolor is said to apparently be self-pollinating, and it appears that most flowers produce a seedpod. It is a prolific bloomer, and according to "Brugmansia, and Dautura Angel Trumpets and Thorn Apples", by Ulrike and Hans-Georg Preissel, it was "selected" by Lee R. Rathbun from gardens in Florida.


On Aug 19, 2004, TomH3787 from Raleigh, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

One of my favorite brugs - huge, long, white and very fragrant flowers on a compact plant. Very bug-resistant for a brug. Blooms in flushes about once every 4 to 6 weeks.


On Mar 31, 2004, Azalea from Jonesboro, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This lovely plant has pure white blooms that turn a pretty peachy color after about the third day.


On Aug 22, 2003, weeding from Peachtree City, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Flowers at an early stage. Repeat blooming. Perfect for a pot. Very nice Brugmansia to add to the collection.


On Oct 6, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Large long fragrant white bells. Blooms often and well. A very reliable and rewarding Brugmansia to grow.