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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: (salmon-flowered)

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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 herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive daigu On Dec 3, 2007, daigu from San Anselmo, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Planted 3 years ago, does well in Hill Country soil with generous watering and heavy feeding in summer. Cut to the ground and heavy mulch in winter. Afternoon shade in summer is helpful.

Positive Sheila965 On May 29, 2005, Sheila965 from Rincon, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This plant is the most amazing plant to watch grow. It dies down in the winter and comes back in the spring from the roots. I make sure it gets some water at least every other day, especially on really hot days. It gets sun until about 2pm. It is thriving in loose sandy soil. I planted some yarrow next to it and that seems to be keeping the plant eating insects at bay. Basically maintenance free (except for the occassional Miracle Gro boost and water).


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

Madison, Alabama
Beaumont, California
San Jacinto, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Lake City, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Ocoee, Florida
Rincon, Georgia
Gulfport, Mississippi
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Bedias, Texas
Houston, Texas
Spicewood, Texas

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