B. 'Sarah-Sophie' x 'Costa Rican Lady' (USDA 9b - 11)

B. 'Sarah-Sophie' x 'Costa Rican Lady' (USDA 9b - 11)

Well established rooted cutting in a 11cm pot which produces medium double cream flowers. The main parentage is Cubensis = B.Suaveolens and B.Aurea. Cultivated by Carol Robinson.Brugmansia sold well rooted in a 11cm pot at a height of 25-35cm secured in a pre-made bespoke box. The plant is secured and anchored in the box, labeled and the pot is presented in a natural hemp bag.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. The leaves of Brugmansia x Cubensis are generally oval in shape, up to 25 cm long and 15.2 cm wide, and even larger when grown in the shade. The flowers are medium double cream colour.
Cultivar Name: Sarah-SophieHybridizer:Monika Gottschalk
Seedling Parent:Gisela Kühn (Germany)
Breeding History Set: cubensisName Status: Neither Established or AcceptedYear Released: 2010Pod Parent: LuminosaPollen Parent: CharlestonSpecies Group WarmFlower Color: White/CreamFlower Form: Double or MoreFlower Position: NoddingFlower Shape: Intermediate Funnel TrumpetFoliage: Solid
Cultivar Name: Costa Rican LadyHybridizer:Gill Peters
Seedling Parent:Patricia Salazar (Costa Rica)
Breeding History Set: cubensisName Status: Established and AcceptedPublication: Herald 12 (2) 2016Pod Parent: Double L'AmourPollen Parent: Tutti FruttiSpecies Group WarmFlower Color: PinkFlower Form: Double or MoreFlower Position: NoddingFlower Shape: Trumpet

Flowers: July to October
  • Growing Notes

    Position: Part-Shade to avoid drying out

    Temperature: 4C - 30C

    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).

    Over wintering

    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