Brugmansia, Angel Trumpet, Angel's Trumpet 'Abelard'


Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brugmansia (broog-MAN-zee-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Abelard
Hybridized by Sessions
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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:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade


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Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

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Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly


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Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

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


Lake City, Florida

Sarasota, Florida

Scott, Louisiana

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Fort Worth, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 28, 2009, jazzy1okc from Oklahoma City, OK wrote:

In OKC, I have this plant in a micro climate on the southwest corner of my brick house, protected from north winds and watered deeply by rain from a nearby gutter downspout. I didn't intend to plant it there, but was root pruning the potted mother plant, broke a 2 foot long branch, stuck the branch in the soil just to get it out of the way and, 2 weeks later, the branch had rooted and was leafing out! It's been 6 years since I gave the potted mother plant away and I'm still enjoying fragrant blooms August-frost from this accidental daughter. I cut the massive trunks of this small tree to the ground in the fall and cover the root ball 1 foot deep in dry leaves and compost. After the last spring frost, I move aside the mulch and begin feeding it and my roses with rose fertilizer that con... read more


On Sep 26, 2008, txmouse from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

I have two yellow and one pink variety of these plants. The 2 yellow plants are almost 12 years old and return from the root ball each season. The pink is not as old, but just as big. This plant also returns from the root ball. My pink one blooms almost the entire growing season while the yellow ones seem to wait until late summer or early fall to start blooming. Very striking plants, with a bloom display like none I have seen before. Each season these plants reach heights of 8 feet or more, and will take over an entire flowerbed. I have a pink and a yellow in one bed that they have taken over. Multiple plants blooming will draw every nectar gathering critter there is. The smell will fill your neighborhood in the late evenings. The MAJOR draw back on these plants is they draw "hummin... read more