Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Cherub Angel Trumpet
Item #: 8163
Zones: 7b to 10b
Height: 84" tall
We've grown many angel trumpet selections over the years, but none have blown us away like Brugmansia 'Cherub'. Brugmansia 'Cherub' is the first angel trumpet out of the ground in spring, the most vigorous, and by far the most floriferous. This seedling of Brugmansia 'Ecuador Pink' was hybridized by Dr. Jim Alston of Park Seed. The 7' tall stalk jumps out of the ground in spring, adorned by long, dark green leaves. Starting in late summer (NC), the top of the deer-resistant clump is adorned with hundreds of large, dangling, salmon-pink, trumpet-shaped flowers that are exceedingly fragrant in the afternoon and evening...simply superb!
Brugmansia 'Cherub' 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: Pink
Container Role: Thrillers
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