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Brugmansia x candida flore plena 'Desiree'

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

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 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

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive gordo 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.

Negative Brugie 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.


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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