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Spectacular, huge, fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers midsummer until frost. Angel's Trumpets are dramatic accent plants which need average to ample water and full to part sun. Tender perennials, usually grown as an annuals.
Spectacular, extremely fragrant, upward facing 5-6 inch double and triple ruffled flowers are swirled in rich purple and lavender. The well-branched plants with striking black stems can reach up to 5 feet tall in areas with warm nights. In cooler areas they top out at about 2 feet tall. In flower from midsummer until frost.
Soak seed for 24 hours in lukewarm water, then sow in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60-70° F., germination is in 21-60 days. Transplant into 3 inch containers when seedlings large enough to handle. When rooted, place into the garden 4 feet apart.
Comments: Full or part sun. Tolerates average water, almost any soil with good drainage. Best performance in rich soil with ample water. Huge, showy, sweetly fragrant flowers attract bees, butterflies and spectacular moths. Thorny seed pods develop after bloom, are excellent for cutting. Can be wintered over in a frost-free location; give some light and a bare minimum of water. All parts of plants are toxic; they easily resist deer and rabbits.