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Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Yellow Tail'


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


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring




Other details:

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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

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:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


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


Phoenix, Arizona

Merritt Island, Florida

North Port, Florida

Saint Cloud, Florida

Pukalani, Hawaii

Dundee, Ohio

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 1, 2010, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Gorgeous plant, not fussy about soil and pretty easy to grow from cuttings. I grew it in Zone7, well mulched. Will die back a bit in Z7, but generally comes back from the roots. Does well in shade too. However, many parts of this plant are very TOXIC!
Some resources list Brugmansia seeds, flowers and leaves as poisonous if a significant amount is ingested. The toxic principals are atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine.

Symptoms include hallucinations, dry mouth, muscle weakness, increased blood pressure and pulse, fever, dilated pupils, paralysis.

These poisonous details are a precaution to gardeners, parents and pet owners.


On Sep 29, 2008, alzone7 from Gadsden, AL wrote:

It grows well in our z7 yard in north Alabama with full sun and regular water. The plants die back in winter, but so far (5 years) have come back full steam in the spring. I have yellow and pink and by late summer they are 6' tall and covered with blooms.


On Aug 21, 2005, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Nice leaves, bugs didn't bother this one, lovely scent I would say medium, stayed open all day today (overcast), love the tendrils on this one. Plant is 5 feet tall. Grew very well, as cutting was started in May "05. Like the beautiful yellow color too.