Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Gypsy Queen'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Gypsy Queen
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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:


Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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 grafting

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:

Palm Springs, California (2 reports)

Barnesville, Georgia

Newnan, Georgia

Deridder, Louisiana

North Augusta, South Carolina

Humble, Texas

Premont, Texas

Bellingham, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 12, 2005, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hybridized by Eric Knight.

One of my top 5 as well. Does well with Georgia heat, humidity and bugs, never saw it wilt, tho planted in 75% clay & late afternoon shade. This one bloomed May to mid-November. With Parents of Dr. Seuss and Solid Gold, you know it smells great; I detect a light tutti-fruitty scent by day and a stronger spicy scent like DS at nite. I get a very nice orange color.


On Aug 14, 2003, casnyder from Nicktown, PA wrote:

This is one of my favorite brugmansias. It opens to a light yellow that rapidly darkens to yellow orange or a light orange. The scent is wonderful, and the bloom stays open well, and lasts for a long time. This is the tallest brug I've grown so far, and started flowering at approximately 5' tall. This is a good thing in my mind, as I like the tree look.