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DATURA

Commonly known as Angels' trumpets



(Now renamed BRUGMANSIA) All JUL-SEPT

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 they exist widely as introductions.


  • Evergreen - shrubs and trees. Leaves are often toothed or lobed.
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants. - highly toxic if ingested
  • Additional Features - 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.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Buy Varieties of DATURA

DATURA arborea

DATURA arborea  >


Commonly known as: Angels' trumpets.
Trumpet-shaped white flowers, scented
£16.00 each
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DATURA sanguinea

DATURA sanguinea  >


Commonly known as: Angels' trumpets.
Orange-red trumpets with yellow veins
£16.00 each
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DATURA suaveolens   AWARD

DATURA suaveolens  >


Commonly known as: Angels' trumpets.
White flowers sometimes yellow or pink, scented
Free delivery on this item.
Seeds £7.50 per packet
£16.00 each
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DATURA versicolor

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Commonly known as: Angels' trumpets.
White fading to pink
£16.00 each
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