Orage Angel's Trumpet
Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' (Angel's Trumpet) - This full sized and extremely vigorous cultivar is a Bartley Swartz hybrid between Brugmansia 'Dr. Seus' and B. 'Frosty Pink'. It has very large green leaves green with distinctly toothed margins and has exceptionally large orange-yellow flowers with recurved petals covered with fine hairs. Flowering occurs in summer through fall. It is an evergreen shrub that will grow in sun or shade. It has moderate water needs and grows to about 12x12'. It is hardy to 20-25 degrees F and will resprout from damage.
Angel's Trumpet is one of the common names for Brugmansia, a genus in the Potato Family (Solanaceae) that has 5 species, all from South America. Other common names include Belladona and Datura, although the later is somewhat misleading as Datura is also a genus name to which Brugmansia is closely related. The main distinguishing aspect that separates the Brugmansia from the true species of Datura is that the Brugmansia are large shrubs or small trees and the Datura, or Jimsonweeds (a name corrupted from Jamestown weed), are annual or perennial herbs. We sell this exceptionally vigorous and beautiful plant in quart containers.