Brugmansia cv. Tantra (plant)
Brugmansia cv. Tantra resembles a white form of B. aurea. This Australian cultivar, raised by QLD nurseryman Darren Williams, is extremely free flowering and forms a dome shaped bush about 4m tall with short flowering branches all down the trunks when well grown. It is resistant to broad mite. The beautifully scented flowers are pure white with a waxy texture. It is a seedling of the double-flowered B. ‘Knightii’. Although a few of the flowers are at best slightly double while most are single, it can yield fully double flowered seedlings without another double parent (From the beautiful monograph on Brugmansia, HUANDUJ, by Hay, Gottschalk and Holguin, 2012).
All parts of the plant contain tropane alkaloids and care should be exercised when handling.
Care and Cultivation
Tantra prefers a part shade position with lots of water in well drained soil. Fertilise weekly when flowering to keep the flowers abundant. Hardier than many other Brugmansia in SE QLD.