Brugmansia Sanguinea sold well rooted in a 11cm pot at a height of 25-35cm secured in a pre-made bespoke box. The plant secured and anchored in the box, labeled and the pot is presented in a natural hemp bag. Arden Craig is a cutting from a Brugmansia Sanguinea at Arden Craig Gardens, Isles of Scilly. Well established rooted cutting flowering large red/orange flowers. Brugmansia sanguinea or Scarlet Angel’s Trumpet bears striking unscented flowers. The red/orange flowers are remarkably beautiful about 20-30 cm long and shaped like trumpets. The corolla has five points that are slightly recurved. The flowers are red/orange and are pendulous, hanging almost straight down. Growing to a semi-woody shrub or small tree that gets to 1.8-4.6 m high, usually with a many-branched single trunk. Its pendulous trumpet-shaped flowers are highly distinctive. Growing conditions: 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. In frost free coastal areas of the UK this can be planted in the ground when mature.
B.Sanguinea 'Arden Craig' (USDA 9a - 11)
Position: Part-Shade to avoid drying out
Temperature: 2C - 25C
Water: Kept in moist well drained soil, do not allow to fully dry out.
Feeding: High Potash feed every other day in the growing season (Spring to Autumn)
Pot into a rich compost potting media and position in a sunny spot (part-shade is best). Water freely from spring to autumn and apply a high potash feed frequently (every other day if possible).
During winter, water sparingly and ensure there is a minimum night temperature of 2-3 °C. You can repot, if necessary, in early spring once growth recommences. When it is impractical to increase the pot size, top dress annually by removing a 5-10cm (2-4in) layer of compost and replacing with fresh compost.
Brugmansia is happy to a minimum of 3 °C with no problems. In the UK overwinter in a heated greenhouse or conservatory to retain leaves and slow growth. A garage, shed or unheated greenhouse will protect the plant but it will lose its leaves and then regain them in spring. Heavy fleece will insure the plant survives the coldest parts of winter.
Slugs and snails can be detered by potting grit, slug pellets or beer traps. Other bugs can be treated with garden centre pest sprays. Avoid water logged soil.
All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may be an irritant. Caution should be advised to buyers with adventurous pets or small children.
Where gloves when pruning, avoid contact with sap and pollen, wash hands after gardening with Brugmansia. DO NOT INGEST IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
CAUTION: Never leave children or pets unsupervised around Brugmansia