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Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Pink'

Brugmansia x insignis

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: x insignis
Cultivar: Pink
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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)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Auburn, Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Alameda, California

Clayton, California

Highgrove, California

Central Manchester, Connecticut

Bradenton, Florida

Brandon, Florida

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Springfield, Missouri

Dallas, North Carolina

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 26, 2012, prickersnall from Madison, WI wrote:

I have seen many such LOOKING plants in Wisconsin, but I always thought they were Datura I was looking at.

Does anyone know the differentce between Brugmansia and Datura ? They both look like impressive plants. Also..do brugmansias always hang face-down ?


On Apr 29, 2008, Sashprd58 from Manchester, CT wrote:

I have grown these plants for many years in CT and they do very well. I cut the stem down in the late fall and put them in my unheated garage until spring. When weather allows, I bring them outside and begin watering and they quickly send up leaves. They will be blooming in a short period of time. I have 1 white and 1 purple & white flower but am looking for a pretty yellow. I started them from seed (inside) and they bloomed profusely the first year.


On Jun 27, 2004, RxBenson from Pikesville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

My plant from Logee's Greenhouses in CT arrived in late spring in 2003 and very quickly set about growing and budding -- flowering before it was even 18-in tall!

It is now 5-ft tall, with three main trunks/stalks and is in bloom here in coastal NJ on 6-27-04. I attempted to keep it in slow-growth during last winter in my south-facing sun room, but I could never seem to keep a jump ahead of the whiteflies despite the successes I have with Neem oil. It would drop all of its magnificent leaves! (I spray too late instead of maintaining a biweekly schedule -- bad me!) So I moved it into a cool low-light back bedroom along with B. versicolor and kept them both pretty dry and leafless. In late May I moved both tubs outside into partial shade and they took off! (And I'm spraying rel... read more


On Aug 13, 2002, meiyu from san antonio, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I'm not sure if this is the one that I have, but from the picture, it could be the same. Her flowerbuds are yellow, turning pale pink as they blossom, and are lightly fragrant. The blossoms droop downward at about a 45 degree angle, unlike my deep yellow angel's trumpets who face perpendicular to the ground. My ph is neutral, just between 6.5 and 7, and she gets full sun until 1-2 pm, and she seems to like SuperBloom every payday (bi-monthly). I have her sharing the surrounding area with a couple of plumerias, a parrot flower, some african iris', a daylilly, a hibiscus, and some dwarf balloon flowers along the border. I just planted them in May from small stem pieces I snapped off plants that were growing in the San Antonio area public gardens (back in February or March...I've had the... read more