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Monday, February 14, 2011

Angel's-Trumpets;




I grow this white flowered Brugmansia and....





Brugmansia hybrid
 Angels' trumpets

Brugmansia is named after Sebald Justin Brugmans 1763-1819. The genus Brugmansia belongs to the nightshade, Solanaceae family which includes tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, many kinds of peppers, eggplant, and also includes Datura, petunia, nicotiana, solanum, physalis (Chinese lantern) and other ornamentals. Brugmansia is native to South America, particularly the Andes, where they grow on sloping terrain under damp conditions.

These striking plants produce flowers that perfume the night air with their exotic fragrance. All parts of Brugmansia are toxic when ingested,  Toxic Principles of the plant are: Atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine.






this beautiful yellow. I have also planted an orange flowered one but it has not yet flowered.



Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae, native to subtropical regions of South America, along the Andes from Colombia to northern Chile, and also in southeastern Brazil. They are known as Angel's Trumpets, sharing that name with the closely related genus Datura. Brugmansiaare long-lived, woody trees or bushes, with pendulous, not erect, flowers, that have no spines on their fruit.Datura species are herbaceous bushes with erect (not pendulous) flowers, and most have spines on their fruit.
Courtesy Wikipedia




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All Photos from my Garden TS

7 comments:

  1. They are such exotic flowers and BIG. It is a shame that they are poisonous.

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  2. Mm, i really like thet flowers.. are very beautiful..
    Wish you a nice time..

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  3. Wow, that is an amazing view of angel's trumpet flowering! Especially love your yellow ones, so beautiful! I grow white and pink ones, and both was grown from cuttings from my friend, and they grow so fast in just one year. Mine has been flowering on and off, although it is not as prolific as yours, maybe because they are still young.

    Looking forward to someday mine can look like yours! I love the night fragrance of the flower. Even it is poisonous, but as long as we are careful, it is a beautiful plant to grow and enjoy! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

    P.S. Thanks for stopping by my "Happy Chinese New Year" blog post and gave the advise about "Tecomaria capensis"! Appreciate it!

    HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!

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  4. Gorgeous angel's trumpets! I love these plants...truly heavenly.

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  5. Beautiful trumpets! Your third photo of the tree with so many flowers mesmerised me!!

    I have only seen this plant in real at the highlands. The flowers were big.

    Enjoy the wonderful fragrance and hope the orange one will flower soon :-D

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  6. These Angel's Trumpets are amazing! I enjoy all these nice pictures!

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