I decided it was time to start naming and registering a few of my Angel Trumpets that have been on my "To be Registered" list since last year. Here is the first of many I plan to register this year. I named this one Brugmansia 'Marshmallow Sunset'.
This seedling originated from a Brenda Delph cross involving Brugmansia New Orleans Lady and (Angel's Flight x Charming).
You can see easily see traits from both parents in these blooms. The bloom form and size is more in line with those of Angel's Flight and the fragrance and cool weather orange coloring is similar to that of New Orleans Lady. Angel's Flight struggles here in Florida and I feel Marshmallow Sunset will be a good replacement for it in my breeding program.
The photo above shows the beautiful orange color that develops in cooler weather. As the blooms mature over a couple of days the corolla teeth re-curve and the blooms have a puffy marshmallow look to them.
I have second generation seedlings with Marshmallow Sunset both as a pod and pollen parent growing out now. I expect some of them to bloom this fall. I also recently sowed seeds from an additional 20+ crosses I made with this new cultivar in the spring. I have high hopes for the outcome.
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This one is fantastic!
Ein Traum, bin begesitert.
Lovely bloom Fred!
Here is another look to Marshmallow Sunset I captured yesterday.
Even though our highs are still in the mid 90's, this plant just keeps on blooming and blooming. I feel this cultivar has tremendous potential and I'm anxious to see what surprises await when some of its offspring bloom for the first time this fall.
Hi Fred, wanted you to see a pic of my Marshmallow Sunset. She's lovely. Unfortunately right now she is short so she sort of has her face in the ground...
Hope this works.
Well I tried. When I clicked the button on the editor I don't get the option to upload so I tried the add attachments at the bottom and I don't know where my pics went.
Hi Yolanda, there is an easy way to insert photos via the text editor. You'll find a "sticky" message at the top of this pod/forum. Click here for the direct link to the post on inserting photos - http://bit.ly/QZR0pa.
I look forward to seeing your pictures!
Wow. Amazing how Marshmallow Sunset seems to be on a timeclock, because mine also bloomed yesterday, and it's ALSO face into the ground because the flower is SO heavy and HUGE However (of course I know this) the fragrance is totally different than most all other Brugs. It's got a very delicate lady's perfume. Not musky, but sweet and almost like Osmanthus Fragrans scented. I like it!!!
The tips slightly changed color, but then again, the daytime has been in the low 90's and nighttime temps here have been about 68, so it has been favorable for even the pastel colors to come out. Also, honorable mention, is the beautiful Jade Green foliage, which is very striking and I can pick it out from a distance amongst all the rest of the seedlings I have in the group.
This one is ranking high on my scale of unusual multi's!