Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Brugmansia x candida 'Double White'
Double White Angel Trumpet
Item #: 5157
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 96" tall
Brugmansia x candida is a naturally-occurring hybrid of two Ecuadorian species, Brugmansia aurea x Brugmansia versicolor. Brugmansia x candida 'Double White' has proven to be an exceptional grower for us, topping out at 8' tall by year's end. Starting in late summer and continuing through fall, the broad-shouldered, deer-resistant plant is adorned with up to 100 large, double white flowers dangling like newly washed underwear beneath the tobacco-like foliage. To the sweet fragrance of the flowers in the evening, add a full moon and a bottle of wine, and you'll be in the mood for love.
Brugmansia 'Double White' is a very low maintenance perennial. We do not recommend doing anything in the fall when they are grown in the ground. Any cleanup of old stalks is best done in spring prior to re-emergence, since the plant needs these old stems and leaves for winter protection.
In colder climates, where angel trumpets aren't winter hardy, cut some canes in fall and store them overwinter in a bucket of moist peat moss, which can be kept above freezing.
In the garden, angel trumpets prefer well-drained soil and light levels from very tall, open shade to several hours of full sun, depending on the intensity of the summer heat in your area.
Brugmansias can also be grown in containers, but they have an extensive root system to pick up enough moisture for the large leaves, so you'll need a large container and the ability to provide plenty of moisture several times a day.
Angel trumpets are typically pollinated by hummingbirds and their insect counterpart, hawkmoths.
Flower Color: White/Cream
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Night Gardens , White Garden
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