Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet (Double Pink)

Brugmansia x cubensis 'Audrey Lea'

Solanaceae

Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet (Double Pink)
Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet (Double Pink)
Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet (Double Pink)

Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet produces sweetly fragrant, large to very large double to triple flowered trumpets that open with a white throat reminiscent of Frosty Pink and darken to deep pink into near reds during the spring and fall growing season. During warmer summer temperatures the flowers are more of a medium pink. This 2013 introduction from the breeding work of Fred Sommers is a vigorous and large growing plant.Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like die-back perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. Sure to attract hummingbird moths.

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.

 


Grows To: 8-12'H x 5-6'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

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: US Gardens - Fred Sommer, Florida - 2013

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

Price: $ 17.99
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