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After a nearly five year hiatus, Fred's Garden Blog is back! Now you can enjoy and experience the gardening exploits and adventures of Fred in his quest to hybridize brugmansia and keep his jungle and nursery under control.

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Iochroma Wine Red

Another one of my Iochromas that is blooming now is Iochroma Wine Red.  Looking at the photo you can certainly see where the name came from.  :)Iochromas are very easy to grow here in Central Florida, thriving in partial shade to full sun. A hard freeze will take them to the ground, but they quickly rebound when spring rolls around.  They are almost an everbloomer, blooming on and off all year round.
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Iochroma 'Royalty'

Once I got hooked on growing Angel Trumpets it did not take long for me to also start collecting and growing their miniature cousins, Iochroma.  Here's a new cultivar I acquired this summer, Iochroma Royalty.There really has not been much hybridizing work done with Iochroma, so I was pleasantly surprised to find several new hybrid cultivars this summer. I was so impressed with them, this fall I decided to play around with hybridizing Iochroma.  I now have a bunch of seed pods growing out and ...

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