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Seed of the Week: Angel’s Trumpets

Our mystery seeds from last week were from a plant commonly called angel's trumpets, Brugmansia sp.


These large shrubs or small trees are originally from South America, although I admit that I have only seen them growing in greenhouses.

Brugmansia are called angel's trumpets because of their extraordinarily large, hanging trumpet-shaped flowers. Plant breeding enthusiasts have developed beautiful hybrids and cultivars with flowers of many colors and shapes.

A relative of datura, all parts of these plants are toxic.

mystery-seed-255The photograph of the seeds from last week was by Klaus Beyer at

Have you ever grown this plant? What color were the flowers?

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