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Last season I ramped up my brugmansia hybridizing efforts using brugmansias with mutant and deeply serrated foliage.  The results of those...

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Sommer Gardens / Saturday, August 4, 2012 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

Angel Trumpet Brugmansia 'Orange Zest' x 'Bergische Symphonie'

Blooming for the first time this summer is this new Angel Trumpet seedling from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'Orange Zest' x 'Bergische Symphonie'.

orangezextxbergischesymphony-2.jpg Brugmansia 'Orange Zest' is a Sommer Gardens introduction with medium sized single yellow/orange blooms.  Bergische Symphonie is a large flowered double pink European import.

orangezextxbergischesymphony.jpgWhat impressed me most about this seedling is that it had a mini-flush of eight blooms for its first bloom cycle.  Also impressive was that the blooms held up very well in our extreme summer heat.

orangezextxbergischesymphony-4.jpgI'll continue to watch this seedling into fall before deciding its fate.
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