There's something about those large beautiful trumpet blooms emerging from scrawny stems topped with average looking leaves that makes Brugmansia special.
That's Dr. Seuss (above) bathed in summer morning light.
This is Flamenco after an early morning rain.
At night the blossoms open wide and fill the air with the most amazing scent. Below is Flamenco at night, the same bloom as above.
As beautiful as the flowers are, Brugmansias aren't difficult to grow at all. They can survive neglect, but need a lot of water and fertilizer to thrive. Sometimes I water them twice a day in the summer.
The summer of 2011 was so hot they didn't bloom until late November.
A surprise winter bloom with great timing for this early February post, here is the Daybreak variety in its winter home. A super bloom for Super Bowl Sunday 2012.
No wonder they are counted among the "stars" of my garden.