ABOUT THIS ANGEL TRUMPET
Angel Trumpet Dr. Seuss, HUGE fragrant, hanging, bell-like golden flowers that darken with maturity. Wondrous large soft green leaves and extraordinary pendent trumpet like flowers will be the highlight of any collection when it blooms. Brugmansia may grow to heights of 15 – 25 feet when given proper care. Brugmansia are ideally suited for container growing in gardens or on your patio. These are very healthy plants with well established root systems.
The growth rate and bloom color of Dr. Seuss will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Lower leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.
ANGEL TRUMPET CARE
Brugmansia Dr. Seuss are very easy to grow tropical plants that require little care. They add a wonderful accent to any outdoor space, garden or patio. In very cold zones a containerized Dr. Seuss can be brought inside for the winter months. Most will survive a very light frost and quickly return to normal in spring. In the northern end of their grow zone Dr. Seuss plants should be protected with mulch during the winter months. Remember it is normal in zones 8 and 9, for Brugmansia to die back for the winter months only to return bigger and more vibrant the next season.
When you receive your new Brugmansia, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location. You can then add some mulch to the bucket to keep your Dr. Seuss standing upright. The mulch will also supply nutrients while in storage. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Angel Trumpet.
Most gardeners don’t realize that Brugmansia Dr. Seuss grow very well in patio containers. Allow enough room for growth generally a 10″ to a 20″ diameter, 10″ deep container will suffice. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your plant will be. When the plant becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a larger pot.
Brugmansia enjoy well drained but moist, rich organic mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky or dry sandy soils.
To help establish your new Brugmansia Dr. Seuss, fertilize sparingly at least 8 inches away from the trunk, biannually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. Note: The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots thus killing the plant.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT
Best outdoors if grown in zone 8b-11, find your zone here. This Angel Trumpet requires 80-90% sunlight. Depending on your location filtered sun is best. In the northern end of their grow zone Dr. Seuss plants should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted plant will flourish over the summer months in colder zones but must be brought inside before the first frost. Remember it is normal in zones 8 and 9, for Brugmansia to die back for the winter months only to return bigger and more vibrant the next season.
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS
Here at Kens Nursery these Angel Trumpet are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience leaf burn. It is best to acclimate this plant to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
All Angel Trumpet for sale will vary in size. In the spring, Brugmansia plants are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. Plants designated with a sku ending in -4, or -3 will arrive in a standard 4 inch or 2.75 inch growers pot respectively. Kens new, reusable, recyclable deep cells are 5 to 7 inches deep and 1 to 2.5 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper, faster growth and are designated with a -5, or -7. (Note: The item sku number can be found just below the buy button.) The color and style of these pots may vary. If we are out of a particular size item, we may ship a larger size at no additional charge. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship. (click-here)
Note: Before leaving, Brugmansia Dr. Seuss are inspected, watered, pruned and topped to 36″ if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new Angel Trumpet plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your plant is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased.
You may want to buy Dr. Seuss online now while they are in stock.