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Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' - Angel's Trumpet

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Solanaceae (Potatoes, tomatoes, peppers)
Origin: Andean Area (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Summer/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Datura, Hort.]
Parentage: (B. aurea hybrid)
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 6-12 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' (Angel's Trumpet) - This full-sized and vigorous cultivar is a Bartley Swartz hybrid between Brugmansia 'Dr. Seus' and B. 'Frosty Pink'. It has very large green leaves with distinctly toothed margins and exceptionally large orange-yellow flowers with recurved petals covered with fine hairs. Flowering is in summer-fall. Named after the late Charles Grimaldi, a California landscape designer. Evergreen shrub. Sun or shade. Moderate water needs. Grows to about 12x12'. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F. The very similar plant that we grew for many years thinking it was Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' turned out to be the cultivar 'Hetty Krauss'. We are grateful to Ilie Gacue at the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum for clearing this up and getting us stock of the true B. 'Charles Grimaldi', which we feel is a superior plant. Angel's Trumpet is one of the common names for Brugmansia, a genus in the Potato Family (Solanaceae) that has 5 species, all from South America. Other common names include Belladona and Datura, although the latter is somewhat misleading as Datura is also a genus name to which Brugmansia is closely related. The main distinguishing aspect that separates the Brugmansia from the true species of Datura is that the Brugmansia are large shrubs or small trees and the Datura, or Jimsonweeds (a name corrupted from Jamestown weed), are annual or perennial herbs.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi'.