30th Sept 2012 – Delicate Peach Flower

I need your help.  Anyone know what this type of flower is?  It is a large bell type flower about 8″ in length.  I know that they need to be inside over winter as they are very delicate.  This specimen was one of three planted in pots outside one home.  All were this stunning delicate peach colour.  I have seen them in pink, yellow and ivory, but I confess I love this colour the best.

Looking forward to your replies.

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8 thoughts on “30th Sept 2012 – Delicate Peach Flower

  1. That’s a Brugmansia, although some books and locations still use the older name of Datura. They are closely related, but the two have been separated with the advent of genetic testing, genome building, etc.

    It is extremely fragrant at night, not so much during the day. During extreme heat they look horrible because they wilt heavily in order to conserve water.

    If we could leave photos in our comments I’d leave you a picture of my yellow one. It’s about ten feet tall and ten feet wide, and at the peak of its blooming each year (they bloom year round here in San Diego but most prolifically in March and April), it probably has about a thousand flowers on it. They only bloom on new growth, so don’t be afraid to prune them heavily to get lots of new branches.

    Common name is angels trumpet. There are only seven recognized species of Brugmansia, and the peach-colored one is Brugmansia suaveolens. See the Wikipedia entry for a few good pictures and more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brugmansia

    • Thank you Russel Ray for the identification. A friend of mine has one and it produces the most beautiful trumpets. I appreciate you camping out in my campground and helping with this photo. You are welcome back again.
      Regards
      Kate

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