Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Super Nova'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Super Nova
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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)


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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall




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:


Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

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

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:

Brooksville, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Deridder, Louisiana

Averill Park, New York

Levittown, New York

Dundee, Ohio

Petersburg, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 7, 2010, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

I keep one as a potted patio plant that I bring inside to the basement for the winter. It is pretty easy to grow and flower but requires a heavy water every day. I have to fertilize every week as well. Flower production and growth slows when fertilizer is needed. Sweet fragrance carries a long distance.

Overwintering is pretty easy for me. I keep it in my basement where it gets some daylight. It has dropped all of its leaves and gone dormant however. I water with a large fastfood drink cup every 3-4 weeks just to keep it moist enough but not wet from November to early March.

This cultivar appears to be stem blight resistant. I located a new container of Dr Seuss beside it on my patio this summer and the D.S. started getting wierd leaves and spots on th... read more


On Oct 1, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Suoer Nova' ...a very rewarding brug to grow.
Nothing disappointing about this one (o: