Brugmansia and Datura

Brugmansia and Datura

Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

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Firefly Books Ltd
How to grow datura and brugmansia. Includes history, classification, hybrids, collecting, care and cultivation. Illustrated throughout in color.

Stately Angel's Trumpets -- Brugmansia -- are spectacular plants, growing like small trees and living for several years. 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 varities
  • 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
  • index, bibliography and nursery sources
  • over 110 beautiful color photographs and numerous illustrations.

Publisher: Buffalo ; Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781552095980
Branch Call Number: 635.933952 Pre
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Additional Contributors: Preissel, Hans-Georg


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