Plant ID

karate626(7A Maryland)November 1, 2009

There is a plant at my work that everyone calls a trumpet lily. I don't think that it is the right name as when I search trumpet lily on google all I come up with are plants that don't match my plants. I'm hoping someone will be able to help ID this cool plant. Every winter the plants are dug up, pruned and put in a root cellar until spring. They get no water or sunlight and they come back every spring after it is planted. It has flowers that are shaped similar to a bell.

I will try to post some pics.

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They look like Brugmansia. I don't carry the roots over, just take cuttings so these don't get as large.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2009 at 5:59PM
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kimka(Zone 6B)

Definitely Brugmansia. I overwinter my plants by cutting them back to about 24 inches tall and keeping them in a cool basement. I water about every 2 weeks. But I also root several of the cuttings just in case the mother plants don't survive and I give the extras away in the summer.

When they are in flower, the wonderful fragrance in the evening is great.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2009 at 9:10AM
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