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Brugmansia, Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Butterfly'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Butterfly
Hybridized by Blin
Registered or introduced: 1991
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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

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

Mid Fall




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:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

By air layering

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:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Upland, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Nokomis, Florida

Rockledge, Florida

Barnesville, Georgia

Minden, Louisiana

Poplarville, Mississippi

Dundee, Ohio

Emory, Texas

Premont, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 26, 2005, davielover from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Fast grower that has just bloomed for the first time since I planted it.
Newly planted Brugs need twice daily watering here until they are established.


On Jan 21, 2005, TrixieM from Mc Call Creek, MS wrote:

The flower is beautiful and is a wonderful parent plant. However, in our extremely high heat and humidity, the corolla tends to stay very thick and the coloring is sometimes spotty. The leave also stayed yellow a good part of the time due to extreme heat. I made the mistake of growing mine in full sun all day, which will be remedied this spring.


On Jul 18, 2004, violabird from Barnesville, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

One note I'd like to share is that even the foilage is scented! This is one is almost too fragrant for me-- moving it across the yard, a great bloomer, tho.


On Aug 27, 2002, tiG from Newnan, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fast growing plant. The color of this Brugmansia is beyond pink, the flower is large enough and colorful enough to be seen across the entire yard. It's full and lovely. Smells like SkinSoSoft to us. I'd grow a thousand if I had room.