Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia suaveolens

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: suaveolens (swah-vee-OH-lens) (Info)
Additional cultivar information:(pink-flowered)
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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


Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Tuskegee, Alabama

Eureka, California

Hesperia, California

San Diego, California

Middleburg, Florida

Barnesville, Georgia

Derby, Kansas

Deridder, Louisiana

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Concord, North Carolina

Snow Hill, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 17, 2003, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

So far, best bloomer for me, south of Atlanta. Withstands heat and humidity well. Almost bug-free. Planted in April, first bloom July 24.


On Sep 24, 2002, MaVieRose from High Desert, CA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Suaveolens Pink was given as a cutting. It was planted on the ground 5/30/02. First bloom opened 9/23/02, photo taken on 9/24/02 6 a.m. The flower is 5" in diameter, light pink in color with mild fragrance. The corolla is funnel shaped and has green lines. Calyx is 4" long and has 5 teeth. Corolla is 6" long and flared. The corolla teeth or tendrils is 1" long. The anthers are fused together.