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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 / Monday, July 16, 2012 / Categories: Seedlings

Angel Trumpet Brugmansia 'White Magic' x 'Orange Zest'

This Angel Trumpet seedling was a standout in last week's group of bloomers in my watch zone. The seedling is from a cross I made between Brugmansia 'White Magic' and 'Orange Zest'.

whitemagicxorangezest-5.jpgThe photo above shows the color and form of a mature bloom.  When the blooms first open they are a cream color as you can see below.

whitemagicxorangezest.jpgThe blooms on this seedling are elegant and always perfectly formed.

whitemagicxorangezest-4.jpgThe great parentage in its family tree shows through in the blooms.  'White Magic' has 'Pink Smitty' in its gene pool and 'Orange Zest' has 'Angels Flight' genes. As a parent, 'White Magic' has produced some spectacular seedlings including this beautiful triple yellow Angel Trumpet that I'm currently trialing. 

whitemagicxorangezest-3.jpgThis is the second year I have been watching this seedling and it is close to becoming a keeper.  The blooms are long lasting and do exceptionally well in the heat.  The plant is a vigorous grower and has remained pest free here in Florida.

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Don't be surprised to see this awesome seedling named and registered later this year.

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