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Brugmansias

Angel's Trumpets

Family Solanaceae


Some species of Brugmansia were prevously classified in the genus Datura. Also commonly known as Angel's Trumpets. These plants are poisonous, so handle responsibly.

News

ALERT: Your right to grow Brugmansia under threat

All Australians, especially anyone who grows or handles plants, should be aware of proposals from the federal government to expand the list of species to be banned or regulated due to alleged drug dangers, including ornamental Brugmansia. The website gardenfreedom.com provides more information on this issue, including how you can have your say.


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Older News

Americans just say yes to angel's trumpets>

While Australian authorities consider denying citizens the right to grow Brugmansia (visit gardenfreedom.com for more information), researchers in the U.S. are actively developing new varieties. One of their goals is to improve winter-hardiness, so that these beautiful plants can be easily grown over an even greater geographic area. Read more at the Texas A&M AgriLife website here: AgriLife Research scientists trumpeting possible new adaptation of tropical flower(February 2011)


More Online Information

The following are for general information, research and ideas - some species or cultivars referred to in links may be unavailable in Australia or unsuitable for Queensland conditions
The following links are for general information - some species or cultivars may be unavailable in Australia
Brugmansia spp. University of Florida (PDF)
Angel's Trumpets (Brugmansia) University of Wisconsin
Angel's trumpet Queensland Poisons Information Centre
Poisonous Plants: Brugmansia spp. (Datura spp.) Poisonous Plants of North Carolina, North Carolina State University
Brugmansia University of Vermont
Exotica at the website of "Higher Ground", a garden in southeast Texas. Includes some interesting notes on Brugmansia
Angel's Trumpets enjoy banner year Mississippi State University
Small Trees for Miami-Dade Landscapes (see notes on Brugmansia) University of Florida
Short-Day Shrubs for Fall and Winter Color University of Florida (includes notes on response of Brugmansia to temperature)
Will angel trumpet poison compost? New Mexico State University
Brugmansia x candida The Royal Horticultural Society, UK
Brugmansia x candida Trees of Miami, Florida, USA
Brugmansia x candida "Double White" Post at "Albert's Greenhouse" blog
Meet the Plants Pacific flora database of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, USA (select Brugmansia x candida from the "choose a plant" menu)
Brugmansia candida Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Brugmansia candida (PDF) at the Australian Weeds and Livestock website, NSW (discusses toxicity of weeds and other plants to animals)
Angel's Trumpet Brugmansia x candida at A Digital Botanic Garden (blog, UK)
Brugmansia "Charles Grimaldi" Post at "Albert's Greenhouse" blog
Brugmansia sanguinea "Botany Photo of the Day", University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research
Brugmansia sanguinea National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Brugmansia sanguinea Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Brugmansia suaveolens Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Brugmansia versicolor 'charles grimaldi' Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Brugmansia versicolor 'frosty pink' Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Brugmansia versicolor Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute, California
Angel's Trumpet - Plant of the Week (Brugmansia aurea) University of Arkansas
Brugmansia x insignis Encyclopedia of Stanford Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

Photo credit: Forest & Kim Starr
Brugmansia sp. in Hawaii. Image courtesy Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental
Photo credit: Forest & Kim Starr
Brugmansia sp. (variegated leaf form) in Hawaii. Image courtesy Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental
Photo credit: Forest & Kim Starr
Brugmansia sp. in Hawaii. Image courtesy Forest & Kim Starr, Starr Environmental
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