New Brugmansia for 2018
This is a young Brugmansia Sanguinea x Vulcanicola. Luckily one of my seeds germinated back in the autumn and now it is strong and well rooted.
Both B. Sanguinea and B. Vulcanicola are cold group Brugmansia. The plants come from higher elevations than typical Brugmansias (2000m - 3000m altitude), so it is used to mild daytime's and cooler night time temperatures, perfect for the UK climate!
I think this is going to do well over summer 2018 and be a great additon to EEP stock plant collection. Watch this space!
Brugmansia sanguinea is a perennial shrub-like tree, indigenous to the midlands of South America. The flowers are up to 9 inches (23 cm) long, narrow and trumpet shaped, and range in color from a light pink to a deep blood-red, but can also be pure yellow, yellow–red, green–red and pure red.
Blood-red Angel’s Trumpet is native to the midland and lowland areas around the Andes mountain range in South America. It grows wildly throughout Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru. It has also been found growing at sea level in Chile. They are endemic to the Andes mountains from Colombia to northern Chile at elevations from 2,000 to 3,000 m.
The Brugmansia vulcanicola is considered to be difficult to grow in hot climates preferring higher altitudes with cooler climates. Vulcanicola may be crossbred with B. arborea, B. X flava, B. sanguinea, and by other vulcanicola.
This plant comes from higher elevations than typical Brugmansias, so it used to mild daytime temperatures, and nights that are cool. Temperatures above the 23°C can inhibit flowering, and the plant might decline if temperatures are consistently above 30°C, especially if nights are warm.