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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 / Sunday, April 10, 2011 / Categories: Brugmansia

I guess you could call this Angel Trumpet an exotic butterfly

So far this Angel Trumpet cross involving Brugmansia Butterfly x Angels Exotic has yielded some interesting results.  Here's a recent bloomer that I placed into my watch zone.  This one I have labeled as seedling #7.

butterflyxangelsexotic7.jpgThe blooms are large and the corolla skirts compact. Because this was the first bloom on this seedling, it will be interesting to see what the next blooms are like.  Quite often it takes several bloom cycles for a seedling's blooms to evolve into their final form.

The color was a deep pink and very nice. As the bloom aged the color intensified. Like its father, I'm sure the color will deepen more this summer.

butterflyxangelsexotic7-3.jpgAs you can see, this bloom is rather unique in comparison to other pink multi-skirts available.

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