Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Cotton Candy'


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


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

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:

Hesperia, California

Derby, Kansas

Deridder, Louisiana

Maurepas, Louisiana

Bellaire, Michigan

Mathiston, Mississippi

Dundee, Ohio

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 2, 2002, Brugmansia from FSH, TX wrote:

Isabella x Butterfly...the calyx clearly shows versicolor influence. A clear blending of versicolor and aurea type calyx. The angle of the flower and how far it hangs out of the calyx remind me of versicolor as well. The wide open flaring mouth is clearly suaveolens though. All in all I would have to conclude that the blended versicolor type traits are too weak to be from anything other than Butterfly as Butterfly is aurea x candida, but it the versicolor traits show up a bit more strongly than I would have suspected leaving me to believe that Isabella has 1/3 or less versicolor genes. As Isabella's parentage is unknown to me.... I am basing this on Isabella's overal flower shape and seed pod being mostly suaveolens in nature. Generally a hybrid with 1/2 versicolor genes will show a much l... read more


On Sep 20, 2002, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hybridized by Eric Knight, this is an Dr D x EP cross. Seed bloomed 9 months from seed and is a heavy bloomer. Fairly fragrant.