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Brugmansia 'Snowbank'


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Brugmansia 'Snowbank'

Description

(Variegated Angel's Trumpet) Fragrant, peach-colored blooms in immense proportions emerge from some of the most broadly margined and brilliant foliage you've ever seen! The huge, tricolor leaves are dark green in the center, with narrow blotches of light grey-green toward the edge, surrounded by a 1" wide creamy white border. This tetraploid Brugmansia is awesome in containers. It blooms on very small plants, as well!

In November, these plants are semi-dormant, and look less-than-stellar. Planting now in USDA Zones 9 and above will allow establishment over the winter, and facilitate more rapid growth in the spring.

These are well established, blooming or ready to bloom plants in 2 gallon cans.  Yes, they are heavy - but they will take off in your garden and not require two years to blossom as many smaller plants would.

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Common name
Variegated Angel's Trumpet
USDA Zones
8-13
Size (h/w/fh)
60"/36-48"/60"
Exposure
Full sun to partial shade
Soil type
Any
Water needs
Average
Pot size
2 Gallon Pot
Container plant?
Yes
Our price
$25.00

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  4. Grow sages native to the Western Hemisphere. Although hummingbirds will take advantage of many kinds of tubular flowering plants, these tiny birds are native to the Western Hemisphere and prefer flowering plants native to their half of the world.
  5. Select Salvia companion plants. Hummingbirds appreciate a variety of favorite tubular-flowered plants.
  6. Plant hummingbird gardens near cover. Trees and bushes surrounding feeding areas provide protection from predators and chilly, rainy weather.
  7. Don't use pesticides. Insects provide protein for hummingbirds, so don't kill these food sources.
  8. Provide water. Hummingbirds frolic in misters and shallow birdbaths.
  9. Supplement plantings with feeder tubes. Change the sugar water every few days and don't add food coloring. Keep the feeders clean, but don't scrub them with soaps or detergents. Here is more feeder care information.
  10. Read more. Our Everything Salvias Blog offers a number of articles about hummingbirds.

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