Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet
Brugmansia 'Frosty Pink'
Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet flowers
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Height: 8 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8b
A heat loving variety that likes warm days and cool nights; large dangling pink trumpets emerge in summer and appear until fall; flowers are only fragrant at night; perfect for containers, beds, and borders for a stunning presentation all season
Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet features showy fragrant shell pink trumpet-shaped flowers with creamy white throats hanging below the branches from early summer to mid fall. It has attractive green evergreen foliage. The large serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and remain green throughout the winter.
Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.
Frosty Pink Angel's Trumpet makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.