Brugmansia Species, Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia pittieri

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Species: pittieri (pit-ee-ER-ee) (Info)
Synonym:Brugmansia aurea
Synonym:Brugmansia amesianum
Synonym:Brugmansia affinis
Synonym:Datura aurea
Synonym:Datura pittieri
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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Elm Grove, Louisiana

Mc Kinney, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jan 7, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Brugmansia aurea is Native to the Andes region of South America. Its Latin name aurea means golden, but this species comes in all shades of yellow, white, orange and even pink. Flowers are 6-12 inches long with 5 freestanding stamens. Blooms are trumpet shaped, sometimes with indentations at the edge of the corolla. The edge rolls back and the tendrils can be up to 3 inches long and often spiraled or curled. The green calyx completely hides the narrow part of the corolla tube where it connects to the plant. The calyx has one large split with 2-4 smaller splits when the corolla emerges. The fruit is egg-shaped with a pointy end, 4 inches long and 2 inches around. Seeds are up to inch long and encased in a cork-like coating. Leaves are the largest of all the brug species and will someti... read more