The Saga of the Brugmansia

Six years ago, I purchased a tiny Brugmansia from Logee’s Greenhouse in Connecticut.  The cultivar is “Jean Pasco”.   It has grown and grown and, every winter I bring it into the basement and let it go dormant so that I can continue to keep it alive for the next year.  I think I pruned it back improperly last year because it was very late in setting buds.  But it did set buds.. tons of them  and then the frosts came.

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We covered the “Brug”  with sheets and placed a light bulb under the canopy and the plant didn’t freeze.

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We moved the large pot around in the garden hoping to give it more sun during the day. The frost came  3 – 4 different nights.

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We  finally lifted the massive thing into a wheelbarrow and wheeled it in and out of the garage every night.

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Finally we were rewarded, and the Brugmansia buds blossomed.  The flowers are gorgeous and the perfume is intoxicating.

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I am going to try to propagate it this year.  I may even have some plants to give away.  Any takers?

 

 

 

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