Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Desiree'

Brugmansia x candida flore plena

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: x candida flore plena
Cultivar: Desiree
Hybridized by H. Blin
Registered or introduced: 1995
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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


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

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

By air layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

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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:

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


Brooksville, Florida

Dunedin, Florida

Mulberry, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Dundee, Ohio

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jun 11, 2007, gordo from Gulfport, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Although this Brugmansia seems to have a reputation for being a slow bloomer, I've found that the problem may stem from confining it to a pot. This Brugmansia does not like being pot bound. If the plant is placed in ground, it does much better and will flower sooner. To date, it is the only true, dark orange, triple blooming Brugmansia I've found. The flowers are simply stunning. It sets seeds well too. I am very fond of this Brugmansia and am using it for color and stamina in my breeding program. Tree bark is very corky. Rooted cuttings grown from above the "Y" bloom at the same rate many others do.


On Jan 21, 2005, Brugie from Chariton, IA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I found this plant to be so slow to grow and bloom that it wasn't worth my time to grow it. It would probably do best with a longer growing season than Iowa has. I received my plant, rooted and ready to grow. After one full year, I never saw it bloom or even bud.