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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 / Friday, March 16, 2012 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

Another beautiful Angel Trumpet seedling is earning keeper status

A Brugmansia Butterfly x Angels Exotic cross I made a couple of years ago has created many exciting seedlings.  Here's one that just came back into bloom.
butterflyxangelsexotic8.jpgAs you can see in the photo, this Angel Trumpet bloom is jumbo sized with great form.  Like most Brugmansia Angel's Exotic crosses in my collection, the pink color deepens as the blooms age.

butterflyxangelsexotic8-2.jpgI like the wide-body look of the blooms,  A wide corolla tube helps keep the flower skirts from becoming stuffed inside.  Stuffed corolla skirts tend to brown here in Florida's heat and humidity!

butterflyxangelsexotic8-3.jpgThis one is showing great promise and I'm almost certain it will be a keeper. Right now I have at least a dozen seedlings from this cross in my watch zone and I have been crossing them back and forth to each other in hopes that the next generation of seedlings will be even better.


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