The chartreuse foliage of this beauty is surrounded by variable bands of darkly contrasting green with random splashed of green along the veins making this a conversation piece even when not in flower. Angel's Flight Variegated Angel's Trumpet is a sport of Angel's Flight and produces the same double to triple or more flowers that open yellow and fade to a peachy orange. What more could you ask for! It is compact enough to enjoy in a container and does prefer some midday or filtered shade in hot summer climates making it a good choice for a patio.
Angel's Trumpets, Brugmansia in this case, can develop into small trees in their native habitat but in garden settings are generally seen as medium to large shrubs. Their large hanging trumpet shaped flowers release their heady fragrance most readily in the evenings and at night to help the moths and other creatures that might pollinate them locate them in the dark. Most cultivars are root hardy once they become well established in the landscape but should be provided a winter mulch for added protection but can then often tolerate temperatures into the teens and will return from the roots once temperatures warm in the spring. Full sun is preferred for the best growth and flowering but as long as they receive 6-8 hours a day they seem to do just fine and midday or afternoon shade is often desirable in hot summer climates.
*In cool northern latitudes and in cooler microclimates Angel's Flight Variegated Angel's Trumpet may tolerate more sunny conditions.
Grows To: 5-7'H x 3-5'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11
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Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Sun*
Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High
pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Soil & Moisture: Average moist to moist, well-draining, humus-rich, moderately fertile soils. Never soggy wet.
Fertilizing: Heavy feeders but do not like excessive amounts of phosphorous, feed often when in growth.
Pruning: Remove dead wood and reshape overwintered plants in spring just before or once new growth begins.
Salt Tolerance: Slight
Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Native To / Origin: German gardens - Anne Kirchner-Abel - 2006
This plant may be toxic to humans and/or animals, click here for details
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: All parts-Highly Toxic if Ingested
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Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml