Brugmansia versicolor (seed)
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Brugmansia versicolor is a large shrub or small tree to approximately 8m tall. Flowers are about 30-50cm long and are produced copiously in distinct flushes and hang perpendicularly below the foliage. Brugmansia versicolor occurs at relatively low altitudes, up to 750m asl. It has a restricted geographic range on the western slopes of the Andes, being endemic to the Guayas Basin and south along the Gulf of Guayaquil in Ecuador. It occurs in rich alluvial flood plains with seasonally distributed average rainfall of between 2000-3500mm (Brugmansia. HUANDUJ. Hay, Gottschalk and Holguin. 2012).
Our seeds are open pollinated in our garden (it may be crossed with Tantra/Culebra or Fluffy Wuffy Ruffles as this species requires cross pollination to produce seed). Flowers start whitish and fade to apricot/orange. All parts of the plant contain tropane alkaloids and care should be exercised when handling.
Care and Cultivation of Brugmansia versicolor
Brugmansia versicolor seeds can be sown year round in temperate/subtropical/tropical climates. Sow seeds their width below the surface of a good quality seed raising mix. Keep moist until germination in 2-4 weeks time. Brugmansia versicolor is pretty hardy for a Brug! In hard times it sheds a lot of its leaves and simply waits out for the rain. Keep it well watered and with a few regular heavy feeds a year it will produce an amazing spectacle in your garden.
10 seeds per packet
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