When Should You Plant Angel Trumpets in Georgia?

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The angel trumpet shrub (Brugmansia aurea) belongs to the nightshade family and is native to South America. The plant is hardy in South Georgia home landscapes where there is a low risk of freezing weather or planted in a container that you can place indoors during the winter season.


  • In Georgia, the shrub reaches a height up to 8 feet and produces trumpet-shaped blooms starting in the spring with the majority appearing during the fall season. The large blossoms hang down from the stems. Blooms may be pink, peach, red or white depending on the cultivar, according to University of Arkansas Extension.

Planting Location

  • Plant the angel trumpet in a garden bed that receives full sunlight and has a well-draining soil or a container that is 2 to 3 inches wider than the root ball. Make sure the planting container has bottom drainage hole to prevent root rot.

Planting Season

  • Plant the angel trumpet from late winter through early spring to allow time for establishment before the heavy fall blooming season. Set container plants outdoors once there is no longer a risk of freezing.

How to Plant

  • Plant angel trumpets in a garden bed hole that is twice as wide and the same depth as the root ball. Set the root ball of container plants in so the top of the ball is approximately 2 inches below the edge of the container.

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