Brugmansia ‘Frilly Pink’
Huge soft watermelon trumpets dangle from tall leafy stems during the warmer periods. Not frost hardy so best grown in a large pot in frosty areas. When happy it will grow 2-3 metres tall. Brugmansia (I’ll always think of them as Datura or Angels Trumpets) are, when in flower, amongst the most beautiful of all shrubby plants. They can be grown happily in all the capital cities and coastal gardens with ease. A few years ago, whilst doing some work for the Melbourne City Council, I planted several different varieties of Brugmansia in various city parks such as the Fitzroy, Flagstaff and Alexandra Gardens. All grew and flowered well. In colder inland gardens they can be grown but need to be protected from frosts by over wintering in a poly-house or under a verandah.