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Brugmansia and Datura
Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples
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Author(s) :
Ulrike Preissel
Hans-Georg Preissel
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Edition(s) at Erowid :
2002(pb,1st US ed,fine)
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Stately Angel's Trumpets -- Brugmansia -- are spectacular plants, growing like small trees and living for several years, over-wintering in a warm climate or in your sunroom. Datura, sometimes called Thorn Apples, are mostly annuals and are cultivated like summer flowers. The impressive bell flowers of both varieties -- in white, yellow, pink and red -- are extraordinarily decorative. It's no surprise that Brugmansia and Datura are prized by enthusiasts around the world.

This comprehensive guide for North American gardeners features:

  • History and folklore of Brugmansia and Datura
  • The latest information on how to distinguish and classify Brugmansia and Datura
  • Form and shape of the flowers and plants -- covering all aspects of species, hybrids and varieties
  • Hybrid Angel's Trumpets and wild species of Thorn Apples
  • Building a Brugmansia collection
  • Care and cultivation
  • Over-wintering, propagation and breeding
  • Diseases and pests
  • Bibliography and nursery sources
  • Over 110 beautiful color photographs and numberous illustrations