With a name like that, I expected something of epic proportions.
The brugmansia Supernova lived up to its illustrious name. A gardening enthusiast had shared photos of his trophy; my jaw dropped. The pendulous trumpets measured at least 10 inches in length!
But what’s so special, one might ask.
The Angel’s Trumpet may be a dime a dozen up in the cool tropical highlands, but they are as rare as hen’s teeth where I am; where temps can soar beyond 40 degrees in the afternoons.
I’ve always been cautioned against getting any brugmansias from the highlands. “They’ll never bloom for us,” my friends advised.
Always a fan of the Angel’s Trumpet, I was delighted when I finally got a few cuttings of the B. Supernova and managed to grow them in the garden.
And when the Supernova’s first buds formed, I almost held my breath.
Overnight, the buttery yellow buds burst forth into full ivory-coloured trumpets. The Angel’s Trumpet; truly an inspired creation of God.
Care and propagation: Partial shade, well drained soil, water generously. Propagate using cuttings