Painted Lady

Painted Lady

If you ever see a Painted Lady brugmansia in full bloom, you’re not likely to forget it. She blooms in massive flushes. No brugmansia collection is complete without Painted Lady. Her large blooms are at least 12 inches long and always start out white, usually in the evening. By morning, those spotless white blooms have turned pink.

Depending on the time of year, the color can range from the palest of pinks in fall, to nearly red in the heat of summer.

Painted Lady was hybridized, grown and registered by Bonnie Vaughn in 2005.

Ruffles and Flourishes X Bergkonigin

Ruffles and Flourishes X Bergkonigin

Cross: Ruffles & Flourishes X Bergkonigin
Pod Parent: Ruffles & Flourishes
Pollen Parent: Bergkonigin
Hybridizer: Elizabeth Fichtl
Seedling Parent: Sissi Wedgwood
Released: No

I am ashamed to say that I had this in the “slowpoke” section as it is two years old and hadn’t bloomed yet.

My “slowpoke” section contains mostly NOIDS that don’t require anything except what nature provides. They don’t get watered because they are planted during the rainy season and are not fed after getting a scoop of Milorganite at planting.

To be perfectly honest, this plant had to be a tough cookie to survive. I honestly didn’t expect much from it.

The bloom didn’t suffer from the heat. It didn’t collapse. It looked as fresh as a morning bloom.

The flowers are a good size – not small, but still able to stand the Florida heat.


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