Finding The Lost Angel Trumpet .

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    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    This spring, my friend, @Joyce Mcgregor , gave me three rooted starts from an angel trumpet plant/shrub/bush/tree. The start consisted of a chunk of branch about 1-2 feet long, and some green leaves growing from the branch, and a few roots on the bottom.
    She said that they could be planted and would continue to grow amd eventually have big yellow trumpet-shaped blooms.
    I found three places that I thought they would look nice and planted them. One was very slow starting but is showing improvment, one was near the birdbath in the center of the yard, and @Bobby Cole asked me what kind of a weed was growing there beside the ferns.
    The third one was planted out near the front of the yard, and when the Jerusalem artichokes came up, they completely obliterated the angel trumpet from view.
    It took me three trips back and forth along the row of sunchokes yesterday afternoon to finally find my lost angel trumpet, and then I had to uproot a bunch of sunchokes around it so that the poor little fellow could even see the sunshine again.

    I soaked the chokes in water overnight, and today planted them along the fenceline at the side of the house where I wanted some of them anyway. I watered well, and hopefully now, both the transplanted sunchokess and the yellow trumpet plant will be happier.

    Here is a picture of what the angel trumpet can look like once they have grown, although it will probably be many years before they are that large. Most of the ones I have seen are a lot smaller than this one, which looks more like a small tree than a large plant.
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    That is a beautiful shrub. I will have to look for one of those. I hope they will grow here in tn.
     
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    I am in northern Alabama, @Chris Ladewig , and mine are growing fine. I would imagine that they will also grow just fine in Tennessee, too. They come in several beautiful colors; so if you are looking them up online, you can see which color you want to grow.
    These are my first ones, and I have no idea if they are fast growing or slow; I guess i will find out. So far, they seem to be adding more size and leaves, and I am hoping that I will get at least a few blossoms this summer.
     
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    I have seen something similar but the blossoms are much smaller. I'll bet the hummers go crazy for these.
     
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    I never heard of an Angel Trumpet, but it sounds like a lovely shrub. If I was to plant something new, it would be a butterfly bush. My neighbors, from a former residence used to have one, and it was really neat seeing all the butterflies cluster around. I just liked the coloration of the bushes and the fact that the butterflies enjoyed them so much.
     
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