Brugmansia, Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Frosty Pink'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Frosty Pink
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade


All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall




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:

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Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Gaylesville, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Batesville, Arkansas

Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Alamo, California

Buena Park, California

Chowchilla, California

Chula Vista, California

Clayton, California

Fairfield, California

Grass Valley, California

Hayward, California

Hesperia, California

Inglewood, California

Lodi, California

Mission Viejo, California

Northridge, California

Palm Springs, California

Perris, California

Riverside, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Ukiah, California

Upland, California

West Hollywood, California

Apopka, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Delray Beach, Florida

Fernandina Beach, Florida(2 reports)

Fort Mc Coy, Florida

Fort Pierce, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Lady Lake, Florida

Navarre, Florida

New Port Richey, Florida

Niceville, Florida

North Fort Myers, Florida

Ocoee, Florida

Orange Park, Florida

Palatka, Florida

Port Charlotte, Florida

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Stuart, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Venice, Florida

Venus, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia(3 reports)

Carrollton, Georgia

Fayetteville, Georgia

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Patterson, Georgia

Derby, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Crestwood, Kentucky

Dawson Springs, Kentucky

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Deridder, Louisiana

Gonzales, Louisiana

Maurepas, Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

Pass Christian, Mississippi

Roswell, New Mexico

Levittown, New York(2 reports)

Dover, North Carolina

Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Whiteville, North Carolina

Circleville, Ohio

Mounds, Oklahoma

Banks, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Charleston, South Carolina

Conway, South Carolina(2 reports)

Easley, South Carolina

Gilbert, South Carolina

Laurens, South Carolina

Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Norway, South Carolina

Sumter, South Carolina

Cottage Grove, Tennessee

Elizabethton, Tennessee

Johnson City, Tennessee

Lafayette, Tennessee

Lake City, Tennessee

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Millington, Tennessee

Parrottsville, Tennessee

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Shelbyville, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Frisco, Texas

Galveston, Texas

Houston, Texas(2 reports)

Kilgore, Texas

Magnolia, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

Palestine, Texas

Premont, Texas

Richmond, Texas

San Antonio, Texas(4 reports)

Wild Rose, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 25, 2019, Ojiwabi from Portland, OR wrote:

On July 28, 2003, Hermann idd the Washington Park, Portland Brugmansia as Frosty Pink. It looks more like a Abe Sanguine to me. Im not sure how to post my photo, as Im new to Daves Garden, but I would appreciate any tips on how to receive a proper cultivar of this flower.


On May 28, 2017, KrautThistle from Levittown, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

An old classic, easy to grow. My very first & oldest brug in my collection as well as one of my strongest growing & best producers. Fat, highly fragrant, wide - mouthed 7-9 inch flowers with a strong recurve. Flowers open white & color up to a light pink or salmon color depending on temperature (75* - 85* = darker coloring, below 75* = lighter). Scent is reminiscent of Ivory soap mixed with lilies & a lemony undertone. Can handle full sun in my zone if soil is kept consistently moist & leaves are misted daily during hot weather, but plant seems happiest if kept in filtered sun. Does not like being kept in a pot. Grown in ground from the time I plant it out around the end of April till the middle of Nov, this brug has reached 6' tall & 5' wide. Loves being fed MG & foliar feedings of Neptu... read more


On Dec 13, 2013, Shorty_CA from Manhattan Beach, CA (Zone 10b) wrote:

I am having a terrible time keeping this plant pest free. I live in a suburb of LA 2 miles from the ocean and I've tried almost everything to control the pests yet leaves of all ages turn yellow, crinkle up and die.

Today is December 13th and it's just starting to bloom again so I don't think the problem is lack of fertilizer.

You can see a picture of it at [[email protected]]


On Mar 11, 2013, grammysawyer from Cottage Grove, TN wrote:

I love these plants. A friend who lives north of me in KY gave me several cuttings but did not mark which ones are what color. One is White and one is Pink. One has a fairly smooth bark and one has a rougher bark. Does anyone know which is which?


On Nov 14, 2012, MemphisP from Millington, TN wrote:

I have grown this cultivar for 4 years now and have turned one cutting given to me by my aunt into over 200 plants since then. I agree with most of the statements made by the person under me about preferring to be in the ground, and the sun, but I move quite often and therefore I keep 95% of my plants on containers and have had a lot of success growing frosty pink in containers. Lots of water, a wooden or white container, and fertilization every couple weeks is the key. If you can keep the hot midday sun from hitting the container or just keep the plant in a spot that is partly shaded then this plant will do well, and water thoroughly daily. I have great knowledge of this cultivar feel free to inbox me any questions.


On Dec 13, 2011, femluc from Elizabethton, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

My experience with the Brugs here in NE TN is that they prefer part sun and do prefer being in the ground. I had a white one a few years ago that dominated its space with fullness and had over a hundred blooms. I waited too late to cut it back and mulch it in the fall and a hard frost got to it.
This summer, I was lucky enough to have a peach Brug, but thought it might do okay growing in a flower pot. I was fooled, however in thinking that. The heat buildup was too much for the plant. It was continuously losing its leaves, I couldn't keep it watered well enough and it eventually fizzled out.
In the spring, I will have another Brug to plant and it will go in the ground in a place of its own. In the fall, it will be cut back, mulched and well covered and will be healthy ... read more


On Dec 4, 2011, dgarden11 from Quitman, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Does well in our NE Texas sandy loam. We had a cold winter last year (10 degrees) and it was slow coming up. We had a terribly hot and dry summer, and it was not as showy as usual. But when the temps abated and a bit of rain finally came, they really put on a show! I cut stems each fall, before first hard frost, so I can share with my gardening buddies. Very fragrant in the evening, plant by your bedroom window and upwind from your porch so you can enjoy the fragrance on late summer evenings. Do not eat. Does well with some shade from the hot afternoon sun.


On May 26, 2010, catblueplants from North Richland Hills, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have this pale yellow Angel Trumpet in a large pot & it wilts in the afternoon. Moved it from sun to full shade to almost full shade on patio. Still wilts in the afternoon. It is about 2 years old & only looks really nice in the early morning & late night. Give it a lot of water. What am I doing wrong?? HELP!
[email protected] Worth, TX


On Jan 29, 2010, walkabout12 wrote:

A popular, vigorous and free flowering Brugmansia.

Said to be a naturally-occurring hybrid with Brugmansia suaveolens in parentage.


On Oct 1, 2009, DenaBolton from Johnson City, TN wrote:

My daughter has been growing angel trumpets in our zone 6 area of NE TN for years. She overwinters them outdoors, too. She has several different varieties and is now getting me into growing them. She says the way to overwinter them in our area is to wait until the trees die back completely before cutting them back. She usually does this around January. She just cuts the vining/bush type back after they've finished for the season and mulches them well. She says that those in containers will not overwinter outdoors and can't handle temps below 50 degrees, which is why my purple one is sitting in my living room blooming away right now. (Our nights have started getting cold.) I will be planting some in the ground next spring. I just love this plant!


On Oct 4, 2008, Shyp from Cobble Hill,
Canada wrote:

Just got one given to me and it is about 8 feet by 4 feet. It is so beautiful, it is still full of blooms. I live in Zone 8 and not sure if it will winter outside here.Sure hope so.


On Aug 1, 2008, Delirious_Kat from Whiteville, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Frosty Pink is my first Angel Trumpet and I LOVE it! I bought it as a 20 inch rooted cutting off Ebay from a man in Texas. Yesterday I saw my first bud bloom and I am thrilled to death! She is planted in a 5 gallon pot and now stands over 5 foot high and has 3 large main stems with more comming up from the base. When I 1st got her I fed her reg Miracle -Gro every 2 weeks and epson salt once a month. As soon as I saw the buds forming (a few weeks ago) I switched to Miracle-gro Bloom Booster (15-30-15) For bug control I use Schultz Garden Safe houseplant and garden insect killer (Wal-Mart item) and dilute it down to 1/2 strength and lightly mist the top and undersides of the leaves. (Works nicely) Wonderful addition to my garden! Beautiful Plant and what a lovely evening fragrance!


On Jul 14, 2008, WALLACEONE from , WI wrote:

Started it as a buket of brugs cuttings in winter. Transplanted to pots when it had its roots. The plant likes to lose it leaves when it starts bloomimg. After the flush the leaves come back healthy and strong. You must water it down with a hose to keep the bugs off. It also likes a tablespoon of epsom salt to one gallon of water monthly to keep the leaves green. Rosepedal


On Sep 24, 2007, lady4950 from Parrottsville, TN wrote:

I love my angel trumpet but I don't understand why the leaves are truning yellow. Could it be over fertilizing? I also have problems with white flies and have to spray it with an insecticide once a week. Does anyone know why my leaves are yellow?


On Sep 19, 2007, Ladyborg from Magnolia, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I started this from a 1' cutting from a friend in spring/summer of '06. By summer of '07 the plant is over 7' tall. I didn't prune because of my crazy schedule, but it was interesting to see how high it would go. Next year will prune to keep it bushy.


On Sep 15, 2007, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Wow. How different can a Brugmansia be in different climates? overwinters in zone 7b? is fragrant?..For me Frosty Pink has been long lived- but,looks worn and tired in winter long before 'Charles Grimaldi" even notices winter. I haven't noticed any scent. Again, Chuck is the opposite-powerful fragrance.
And i have had the same beetle and other pests problems with Frosty Pink. Finally, by mid summer the dry heat starts to to turn Frosty Pink blooms into a pale imitation of itself.Right about now though, the color starts to return...


On Sep 15, 2007, judycooksey from Pocahontas, TN (Zone 7b) wrote:

If I could ONLY have one Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia) this would be it. Winters-over in zone 7B with good mulching and never fails to please me.


On Apr 23, 2006, heels143 from Freeport, TX wrote:

I live in Demi John Texas and I put Frosty Pink in the ground less than 2 years ago and last year i had over 100 blooms. Full sun exposure, fertilize with super bloom every other week, it was about 2 feet tall and ended up to be 6 feet. Just love angel trumpets. Wish i could find a white one on sale here, but no luck so far.


On Apr 22, 2006, DVan from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Help! I bought my pink Angel Trumpet about a month and a half ago and since I put it in the ground, it is losing leaves and seems to be wilting. It is in part shade. I have been watering it every other day. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can save my plant? Thanks.


On Oct 10, 2004, Ponditis from Lincoln City, OR (Zone 9a) wrote:

This plant is growing and blooming nicely next to a natural pond so the water is freely available to the plant. It is a lovely plant and the pink is soft and delicate. Will sunburn in full afternoon sun here in the high desert so this year it is shaded by 3 pm and I have had no problems with sunburn.


On Jun 12, 2004, KDePetrillo from North Scituate, RI (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have 2 plants of FROSTY PINK - started them from cuttings this year. They are growing well, except for the fact that the leaves are in SHREDS, due to a small striped beetle. I have no idea what this beetle is -- I've grown brugs for years and years and have never seen one before. Any ideas on what they are and what I can do to get rid of them???


On Jul 28, 2003, Hermann from Portland, OR wrote:

We found this plant at the entrance to the Rose Garden, Washington Park, Portland Oregon. The fragrance is quite strong and very pleasant.