|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
Originating from Brazil
An exotic shrub or small tree with a profusion of sweetly fragrant yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers up to 30cm long, produced in successions throughout the year, even in the depths of winter in a cool conservatory or greenhouse. Their perfume is particularly fragrant in the evening.
Also known as Datura this is the plant used in Shamanism as a hallucinogen. It is highly toxic and must not be ingested but we have it good faith that falling asleep next to the flowers results in ‘interesting’ dreams.
Brugmansias may be placed outdoors in summer but require a frost-free conservatory or greenhouse in winter. They require copious amounts of water and feed during the growing season. Although they are usually cultivated in a pot, they do not resent root disturbance and may be planted in the ground in summer and lifted in late autumn – even large specimens.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 1.5m x 1.5m
Semi-mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years if not pruned 3m x 2m