DATURA sanguinea

Commonly known as Angels' trumpets

Orange-red trumpets with yellow veins
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Wavy-margined, sometimes toothed leaves to 18cm (7in) long.
  • Orange
    Orange red
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
    Yellow veins
  • Height
    3-10m (10-33ft)
  • Spread
    2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Open shrub or tree.
  • Heated greenhouse - warm temperate
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
    Use loam-based compost (JI No.3) in full light

DATURA sanguinea



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Brugmansia sanguinea
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mite, mealybug, whitefly - more usually under glass.
    Place of origin
    Colombia to northern Chile.
  • Flower Shape
    Flowers 15-25cm (6-10in) long
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Skin & eye irritant
    (People & Pets)
    Toxic if eaten
    (People & Pets)
3-10m (10-33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-3m (6½-10ft)

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