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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, July 22, 2012 / Categories: Brugmansia, New Introductions

Introducing Brugmansia 'Buttercup'

Meet Sommer Gardens' newest Introduction, Brugmansia 'Buttercup'!  'Buttercup' was recently registered with the International Brugmansia and Datura Society (

buttercup-2.jpgBrugmansia 'Buttercup' evolved from an Angel Trumpet seedling I grew out from a Brenda Delph cross of Brugmansia 'Lady Liberty' x 'Jamies Monkey Business'.  The photo above shows the cool weather color and the bloom form on the first day the bloom opens.  In the warmer summer months the blooms are more of a cream color.

buttercup-3.jpgAs the blooms mature the corolla teeth re-curve and the bloom flattens out as you can see in the photo above. 

buttercup-4.jpgBrugmansia 'Buttercup' matures at 6-8 feet tall and has remained pest free in my Florida garden. Brugmansia 'Buttercup' will be released to the public via the Sommer Gardens online store next month.

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