Before I got this Angel's Trumpet's(Brugmansia) cutting, I already read about its narcotic and poisonous facts. In the meantime, I was also fascinated by the beauty of the flowers this plant produces. So, when my friend at work asked me if I would like to get a cutting, I said "Yes". I took it as the Angel's temptations that I just could not resist.
|Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia)|
One of the cuttings were put in the ground in the back yard in March. This is how it looked like back then, about one foot tall.
Since then it just keeps growing like crazy. It grew even faster after the ground warmed up in April, and then this week it opened the first round of flowers, about 15 of them! I am training it into a small tree, so it won't take too much ground space, also the flowers will look even more dramatic when dangled from higher branches.
Those large, dramatic pendulous trumpet-shaped flowers are about 12 inches long. They once again reminded me why I could not say "No" to it from the beginning.
Can you feel the Angel's temptations?
As matter of fact, I got one more Angel's trumpet today with the pink colored flower, and I also have one devil's trumpet (Datura) growing from the seed at this moment.
**Warning: All parts of the angel trumpet (Brugmansia) are narcotic and poisonous. Deaths have occurred when the plant has been ingested or smoked for its narcotic properties.**