Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi'
Charles Grimaldi Angel Trumpet
Item #: 5158
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 96" tall
This pass-along angel trumpet hybrid still rates near the top of the list of great angel trumpets. Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' is a vigorous deer-resistant grower reaching 8' tall by the end of each growing season. Starting in late summer and continuing into the fall, the plant is laden with up to 100 huge, 12" long, golden-orange pendent flowers. Did we mention the flowers are deliciously fragrant in the late afternoon and evening? Establish angel trumpet plants early in the season and don't cut back the old stalks until spring in regions north of Zone 8.
Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' 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.
Container Role: Thrillers
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