Interesting Plant: Brugmansia Sanguinea

I have always loved Brugmansia — with its almost alien looks and exuberant blooms. I typical see the standard, yellow variety here in Southern California, but I love both the shape of these flowers and their orange color — almost as if each blossom had been dipped in paint — or blood, as the name references (Sanguinea in Latin translates to blood)

Looking over the number of times I have posted Brugmansia pictures to my web site, I guess I really do have an affinity for them. You can find my photos a little further down in this post.

Datura sanguinea

Discovered via PInterest User, Elizabeth Gomez-Boffil

Brugmansia sanguinea, the red Angel’s Trumpet, is a South American species of flowering plants that grow as shrubs or small trees.

Brugmansia sanguinea is a small tree reaching up to 10 m (33 ft) in height. The nodding, tube-shaped flowers come in colors of brilliant red, yellow, orange, or green.[1]Wikipedia

More on Brugmansia…

Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel’s trumpets, a name sometimes used for the closely related genus DaturaBrugmansia are woody trees or shrubs, with pendulous, not erect, flowers, that have no spines on their fruit. Datura species are herbaceous bushes with erect (not pendulous) flowers, and most have spines on their fruit.[2] — Wikipedia

More information on Brugmansia Sanguinea:


Some of my own Brugmansia photos:

Brugmansia seen on my walkBrugmansia blooms

On our walk...Brugmansia

‘Previously in the Interesting Plant series: 

Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas