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Different Colors of Angel Trumpet Flowers

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Angel trumpet flowers bloom from dusk until sunrise. The flowers are up to 12 inches long and very fragrant. The blooms are pendulous which means they hang down from the branches rather being erect. The plant is propagated from cuttings or from seeds. The seeds have a high germination rate but are slow to sprout. A word of caution: angel trumpets are both beautiful and fragrant but very toxic. Don't plant them around children or pets.

White

The color of angel trumpet flowers is closer to a pure white than most other flowers. Some smaller flowering plants have a white closer to cream.

Yellow and Gold

Colors of some angel trumpet flowers range from a creamy light yellow to bright yellow. Some varieties include shades of peach and apricot as well as gold. One variety starts as a pale yellow and ends with bright orange on the tips of the petals.

Pink and Red

Angel trumpets cover the color range of pink, from lightest pink to a bright pink-almost red shade. Some flowers have a light pink throat deepening to darker pink toward the ends of the flowers.

Purple

Purple angel trumpet flowers include shades of a medium purple to light lavender. One variety is white on the inside of the flower and a light purple on the outside.

Multicolor

Angel trumpets only bloom in one color per plant. It is possible to combine three plants in one pot and braid the trunks so the plant looks like it's blooming in three different colors.

Angel Trumpet Flower?

Angel trumpet flowers are native to South America. Many are found in the Andes, where locals use small amounts of the plant's essential oils as a narcotic or for medicinal purposes. Angel trumpet shrubs can get quite large; up to 15 feet or more in height and spread, according to the University of Florida Cooperative Extension. Because they can tolerate heavy pruning, the plants are often pruned to stay at a smaller size. It thrives in full sun or partial shade and in consistently moist -- but not waterlogged -- soil. The sap can also irritate the skin.

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