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Brugmansia

Angel's Trumpet

Graceful branches and broad pale green leaves make a compact backdrop for enormous, 8 to 10 in. long, creamy white trumpets that dangle in a fanciful manner. The splendid blooms are subtly infused with chartreuse at the base and are borne in abundance, sometimes numbering as many as 50 at any given time.

Position this stellar specimen on the patio or near a path in a terra-cotta container, and you too will be bewitched by its sweet spicy nighttime perfume and dreamy essence. Indigenous to South America, this exotic-looking evergreen member of the Potato family and Brugmansia suaveolens hybrid needs winter protection at around 20 to 25° and judicious pruning to curb its vigorous growth and maintain a sophisticated shape.

Blooms July – mid-November

Size: 6' 0" – 10' 0" high x 6' 0" – 9' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 9.

<i>Brugmansia</i> x <i>x insignis</i> ‘Pink’

Gracefully spreading branches and broad dark green leaves are the backdrop for enormous, 8 to 10 in. long, softly colored trumpets that dangle in a fanciful manner. The splendid blooms are pale pink at the base, then subtly graduate to a deep salmon-pink where the floral shaft flares out. Position this stellar specimen on the patio or near a path in a terracotta container, and you too will be bewitched by its sweet floral perfume and dreamy essence.

Indigenous to South America, these exotic-looking evergreen members of the Potato family need winter protection at around 20 to 25° and judicious pruning to curb their vigorous growth and maintain a sophisticated shape.

Blooms July – mid-November

Size: 5' 0" – 10' 0" high x 6' 0" – 8' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 9.

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Fresh Fern Fronds...

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Early-blooming Clematis herald spring with charm to spare. The armandii, alpina and montana Clematis species are generally the first to flower, with some even wafting sublime scents. Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ and Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ sprout larger statures than the more petite Clematis alpina ‘Constance’ or ‘Jan Lindmark’, while all showcase beguiling blooms. These delightful vines can twine up arbors, trellises, walls or trees, offering vertical accents to the fresh flourish of head-turning foliage that blankets the beds beneath. The new growth featured in this newsletter was photographed this week in our garden and nursery.

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