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Brugmansia versicolor

by Delisa Harvey

Brugmansia versicolor grows in the tropical regions of Ecuador and has the largest bloom of all species of Brugmansia reaching a length of 12 to 20+ inches. Versicolor flowers always hang down vertically and are strongly scented in the evening.  Brugmansia versicolor has more blooms at one time than any other Brugmansia species. Bloom bursts last between 2 to 4 weeks with a growth phase between 1 to 2 months before the bloom growth returns. Buds that reach a certain point in development stop growing until the other buds catch up and then they all open at the same time.   Leaves may or may not be softly hairy and are elliptic to oblong smooth-edged. The calyx has a slit on one side with the narrowed part of the corolla at the end of the calyx. Seed pods are 10 to 18 inches long; spindle shaped and is the longest seed pod of other Brugmansia species.



Preissel, Ulrike, & Preissel, Hans-Georg (2002). Brugmansia and Datura, Angel Trumpets and Thorn Apples. Buffalo: Firefly Books.



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