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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, August 5, 2011 / Categories: Brugmansia, New Introductions

Introducing Brugmansia Marshmallow Sunset

I decided it was time to start naming and registering a few of my Angel Trumpets that have been on my "To be Registered" list since last year.  Here is the first of many I plan to register this year.  I named this one Brugmansia 'Marshmallow Sunset'.

MARSHMALLOW SUNSET - BLOOM - SIDE VIEWjpg.jpgThis seedling originated from a Brenda Delph cross involving Brugmansia New Orleans Lady and (Angel's Flight x Charming).
MARSHMALLOW SUNSET - BLOOM CLUSTER.jpgYou can see easily see traits from both parents in these blooms.  The bloom form and size is more in line with those of Angel's Flight and the fragrance and cool weather orange coloring is similar to that of New Orleans Lady.  Angel's Flight struggles here in Florida and I feel Marshmallow Sunset will be a good replacement for it in my breeding program.
MARSHMALLOW SUNSET - COOL WEATHER COLOR - 2.jpgThe photo above shows the beautiful orange color that develops in cooler weather.  As the blooms mature over a couple of days the corolla teeth re-curve and the blooms have a puffy marshmallow look to them.

MARSHMALLOW SUNSET - COOL WEATHER COLOR.jpgI have second generation seedlings with Marshmallow Sunset both as a pod and pollen parent growing out now.  I expect some of them to bloom this fall.  I also recently sowed seeds from an additional 20+ crosses I made with this new cultivar in the spring.  I have high hopes for the outcome.

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