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:(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:

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 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

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:


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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).