Brugmansia love humid, warm days, and cool nights. 80-85
for daytime highs and no less than 40 degree nights would be the perfect environment for Brugmansia. Fortunately
most Brugmansia do survive higher temps (100+), and all survive lower temps. Fortunately ALL Brugmansia is easily wintered inside.
Brugmansia is a long lived perennial in zone 9 and warmer and can grow to become a small tree to 35' tall, 6'-15'
tall when grown in containers. Brugmansia will survive zone 8 winters "if the roots do not freeze" and
theyve even survived zone 7 winters. Repeated ground freezes, year after year, will eventually weaken and kill
Brugmansia are related to Eggplant, Four O'clock, Hydrangea, Lily of the Valley, Morning Glory, Potato, Tobacco,
Tomato, Oleander, Azalea, Rhododendron, Alocasia, Caladium, Dieffenbachia, Castor bean, Easter Lily, Chrysanthemum,
Iris, Sweet Pea and plenty more!
a little history about brugmansia...
Brugmansia is named after Sebald Justin Brugmans 1763-1819
Since the 1700s, individuals from several different countries have worked scientifically with Brugmansia, especially
Even though Brugmansia has been in the USA for many many years, it has always been portrayed as a 'Plant of Evil'
and something undesirable to have growing in your yard. Not until 1997 did Brugmansia begin to gain the "serious"
attention of many American plant collectors and home gardeners.
Brugmansia is native to South America, particularly the Andes, where they grow on sloping terrain under damp conditions.