Brugmansia √ócandida Pers.

Angel's Trumpet

B. aurea × B. versicolor.

Shrub to 4 m or so tall. Leaves oblong-elliptic, to 20 cm or so long, entire or with a few large teeth. Calyx spathe-like and softly hairy, to almost half the length of the corolla. Corolla to over 30 cm long, trumpet-shaped, the lobes spreading and with fine points that bend back, fragrant, white. Fruit to about 15 cm long, more or less cylindrical.


B. ×candida has oblong to cylindrical fruits, and flowers 25-35 cm long with 5 distinct, long-pointed lobes.


This is the most common species in cultivation but a number of other species are occasionally available:

B. versicolor also has a spathe-like calyx but has apricot-coloured flowers;

B. suaveolens is occasionally cultivated but has a hairless calyx of 5 lobes;

B. arborea, with a spathe-like calyx, has been confused with this species and also has a corolla to 20 cm long with the lobes hardly discernible, and an ovoid fruit;

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Solanaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Brugmansia √ócandida 'Knightii'

Flowers double. ['Alba Plena', 'Plena']

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Solanales
family       Solanaceae
genus        Brugmansia Pers.