Charles Grimaldi Brugmansia Angel Trumpet
Brugmansia ‘Charles Grimaldi’
Description: Foot-long blossoms are nocturnally fragrant, with blooms that are yellow to deep golden to orange. Heavy bloomer!Can even take on a peachy color if the temperatures are right.
Characteristics: Brugmansias look fantastic in containers or in a border. The dramatic display persists from late spring until autumn. Charles Grimaldi is known as one of the MOST fragrant of the brugmansias and is easy to grow. Great plant for the beginner!
Charles Grimaldi Brugmansia Basic Care:
Water the plants thoroughly so that the soil stays moist. The leaves will wilt when the plant is thirsty. Although angel’s trumpet tolerates drought and responds well when watered, lack of water affects future flower production.
Apply a 2-inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant in dry conditions. The mulch will help the soil retain moisture.
Fertilize angel’s trumpet with a well-balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Do not use slow-release fertilizers. Feed outdoor plants every two weeks during the growing season with a 17-17-17 fertilizer. Feed indoor plants every two weeks while the plant is in bloom with a 15-5-10 fertilizer.
Supplement the fertilizer with ammonium nitrate. Mix 1 1/2 tablespoons to 1 gallon of water, and apply in early spring and late summer for both indoor and outdoor angel’s trumpets.
Mix 1 tablespoon of magnesium sulfate with 1 gallon of water. Feed the solution to both indoor and outdoor plants once a month during active growth.
Trim the plants in the fall to remove lateral branches but do not cut the leader. Angel’s trumpets do not require pruning, but pruning will promote extra flowers as blooms develop on new growth.
Watch for plant pests and treat accordingly. Use a miticide to eliminate spider mites, and apply pyrethrum to deal with aphids, mealybugs and whiteflies. Pick snails and slugs off by hand.