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Commonly known as Angels' trumpets
HIGHLY TOXIC. Toxicity varies with the seasons.
Linnaeus classified these plants with Datura. They were transferred to Brugmansia in 1805 and during the next 168 years they went back and forth in lists. In 1973 they were placed by TE Lockwood definitively as Brugmansia where they have remained.
All species are extinct in the wild, though because of their popularity in cultivation thay exist widely as introductions.
Good to know - grown for their large, usually scented, solitary tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers.
Pests & Diseases - red spider mite, mealybug, whitefly - more usually under glass
Place of Origin - southern USA to South America.
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - loam based compost for greenhouse - plenty of light
Evergreen - shrubs and trees. Leaves are often toothed or lobed.
Fertile moist well-drained soil
Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants. - highly toxic if ingested