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Brugmansia 'Butterfly'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Butterfly
Hybridized by H. Blin, France; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1991

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9 members have or want this plant for trade.

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

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


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 hardwood heel cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive davielover On Sep 26, 2005, davielover from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Fast grower that has just bloomed for the first time since I planted it.
Newly planted Brugs need twice daily watering here until they are established.

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

The flower is beautiful and is a wonderful parent plant. However, in our extremely high heat and humidity, the corolla tends to stay very thick and the coloring is sometimes spotty. The leave also stayed yellow a good part of the time due to extreme heat. I made the mistake of growing mine in full sun all day, which will be remedied this spring.

Positive violabird On Jul 18, 2004, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

One note I'd like to share is that even the foilage is scented! This is one is almost too fragrant for me-- moving it across the yard, a great bloomer, tho.

Positive tiG On Aug 27, 2002, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fast growing plant. The color of this Brugmansia is beyond pink, the flower is large enough and colorful enough to be seen across the entire yard. It's full and lovely. Smells like SkinSoSoft to us. I'd grow a thousand if I had room.


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

Upland, California
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Nokomis, Florida
Rockledge, Florida
Barnesville, Georgia
Minden, Louisiana
Poplarville, Mississippi
Dundee, Ohio
Emory, Texas
Premont, Texas

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