Happy PINK Saturday everyone!
A few weeks ago I was inspecting a client's yard, a very boring landscape with not much to look at until I spied this spectacular beauty glowing from it's little forgotten corner of the yard.
This amazing plant is Brugmansia, commonly known as Angel's trumpets and closely related to Datura, both plants are in the family Solanaceae.
Brugmansia is a small to mid-size tree with large, strongly scented trumpet-shaped flowers. These flowers hang downward on the Brugmansia but grow erect on the Datura.
Angel's Trumpets is native to Central and South America and are listed as a perennial. They are very easy to grow but will not tolerate cold weather. However; Brugmansia is quite content growing in a large pot so those of you in colder climates could bring it indoors for the winter!
I love the delicate look of the PINK flowers but don't let that sweet persona fool you! All parts of this plant are extremely poisonous and could be fatal if ingested by humans or animals.
The flower color of Angel's Trumpets ranges from white to pale pink, yellow, peach, pale orange and bright pink.
If you would like to see more pictures of Brugmansia or read more about this amazing plant I suggest you check out the website BGI Brugmansia Growers International.
Please stop by How Sweet the Sound and say HI to Beverly, our host each week for PINK Saturday!