Brugmansia, Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Creamsickle'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Creamsickle
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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


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:

Full Sun

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Camarillo, California

Del Mar, California

Fresno, California

San Leandro, California

Palm Bay, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Kurtistown, Hawaii

Mchenry, Illinois

Deridder, Louisiana

Cumberland, Maryland

Mathiston, Mississippi

Liberty, New York

Conway, South Carolina

Pocahontas, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Desoto, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

Premont, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 14, 2007, mhladybear from Mchenry, IL wrote:

Purchased 3 years ago from nursery, but had no name attached. It is apricot color and closely matches the Creamsicle. First year up to 50 flowers at once - constantly rebloomed until frost. It's brought into the house every winter and put outside after frost. Last year no flowers and no "y's". This year first flowers (7) have just appeared on one stem that has formed the "y". Is there any way to make the other branches "y"? This is an amazing plant and very fragrant in the evening. My husband and I first saw it in a small town near Niagra Falls and were hooked. Propagates easily, but no flowers on the new plants that are 2yrs old and have no "y's".


On Jul 31, 2005, xeriscape8321 from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:

I had huge blooms on a small young plant. The blooms were long lasting and just beautiful. They held up very well (unlike my Ecuador Pink) even though we were having a heatwave . These blooms are very impressive and i recommend them to any brug grower.


On May 27, 2003, snowhermit from Woodsville, NH (Zone 4a) wrote:

A beautiful large double flower with a soft orange color similiar to the Creamsicle ice cream. The flowers will last longer if planted in afternoon shade.


On Jul 27, 2002, TigerLilyToo wrote:

I read in the 2nd Edition of Dogs For Dummies By Gina Spadafori that Angel's Trumpet is toxic for dogs. (Just thought dog owners should know)


On Jun 18, 2002, Abutilon from Coal Center, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

A very large double flower to this brugmansia. All the flowers have been doubles.
Grows strong and well in warmer weather.