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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 / Thursday, January 12, 2012 / Categories: Brugmansia, Seedlings

The Flying Nun of the Brugmansia World

This Angel Trumpet seedling has just earned a spot on my keeper list.  It is from a cross I made between Brugmansia Naughty Nick x Cleopatra.

naughtynickxcleopatra2-3.jpgThe blooms sort of have a flying nun look to me that is sort of cool when the plant is loaded with blooms. 

naughtynickxcleopatra2-2.jpgThe creamy white blooms are very thick textured and average 3-4 inches across. During cool weather they pick-up a slight apricot color as they age.

naughtynickxcleopatra2.jpgThe plant growth has been vigorous, but not quite as crazy as its mother, Brugmansia Naughty Nick.  Right now the plant has topped off at just under 8 feet tall.  It is also just as comfortable growing in a pot as it is in the ground.  It is also a fairly frequent bloomer, even in the heat of summer.

naughtynickxcleopatra2-4.jpgI plan to use this one in my breeding program through spring and then after that start propagating it for a future release.  Watch for this beauty to be officially named and registered later this year.

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