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Scarlet Datura's brilliant red edges contrast with gold stripes along the sides

Explore Jun 23, 2011 #294


The raging red orange of this Datura stopped me in my tracks! In Miami, the Daturas I know are pink, white and yellow. But never before have I see such a brilliant red trumpet with such distinctly golden veins supporting its curvaceous edges.


Glorious. Exhilirating. And in that moment of rush, I was able to capture this shot for you!


"The most spectacular flower display of the genus! So lucky for us, we here in Northern California’s coastal areas have the perfect climate to grow it in, as it requires cool summer & cooler nights to bloom. A small tree, 6-8' tall, it makes an extraordinary display in late Spring through Summer. Pendulous, recurved, scarlet to orange, 8", tubular "trumpets" with yellow sides are borne in abundance - up to 40 at a time. Care: Brugmansia sanguinea likes rich, moist soil. It doesn't like to dry out & will drop leaves if it does. A heavy feeder, too. Do fertilize & top dress with compost every so often. These are seed grown plants, & the occasional individual may turn out to be yellow!" Annie's Annuals and Perennials


Brugmansia sanguinea

red floripontio



See my set, San Francisco!

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Taken on June 15, 2011