Growing guide

How to grow brugmansia

Bring tropical spectacle to a warm, sheltered patio or doorstep with the fragrant, hanging trumpet flowers of this tender shrub. It's best grown in a large container, so it can easily be brought indoors over winter.

Quick facts

  • Large fragrant trumpet flowers
  • Flowers from summer into autumn
  • Vigorous evergreen shrub or small tree
  • Always keep above 7–10˚C (45–50˚F)
  • Water and feed generously all summer
  • Grow outdoors in summer in a warm spot or indoors all year in bright light
  • Make more plants by taking cuttings
  • Brugmansias are very poisonous and can be an irritant 

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.