The Angels Spanish Fork (also known as the Angels trumpet) has an astounding growth rate and is a sprawling herbaceous perennial plant. Its stunning pale lavender or white flowers are shaped like trumpets.
It has a mounded habit which grows up to 3 feet high and 6 feet across. The trumpet-like flowers which it its name are generally 8 inches in length and can grow up to 6 inches across. They are normally held erect throughout the summer months. They have a slight and pleasant fragrance and bloom throughout the summer.
The flower known as the Angel Spanish Fork generally opens in the early evening and keeps blooming and stays open until the afternoon of the next day.
This beautiful flower has foul smelling leaves which are very rough and coarse to look at and feel. The leaves of the Angels Spanish Fork can grow up to 10 inches in length while they can attain a width of 4 inches. The fruit of this perennial consists of small spiny rounded capsules. They have small seeds which number in the hundreds and resemble tomato seeds.
Related Angels Trumpet Plants
Another related flower known as the Datura metel or the horn of plenty is grown as an ornamental flower. The cultivars of this annual have dark purple, yellow, blue as well as white flowers which may have two or three blooms at a time.
Another related annual botanically known as D. Stramonium and with the common name of Jimsonweed, has small wildflowers. The shrub which is known as Brugmansia Sauveolens grows into a small tree and has large pendant shaped flowers.
It is interesting to note that all these flowers are known as Angels trumpet or Angels Spanish Fork. Thus there is the need to utilize botanical names to differentiate between each of these flowers.
Location of Angels Spanish Fork
The Angels Spanish Fork is endemic to southwestern United States as well as Mexico. It grows in well drained soils and blooms throughout the summer months. Jimsonweed is native to North America and blooms during the same time period. The horn of plenty is endemic to China and can be seen all over the mainland and coastal cities.
Cultivating Thriving Angels Spanish Fork Plants
It is a good idea to give it part to full sunlight in order for the plant to grow well and bloom profusely. The Angels Spanish Fork is a drought resistant plant and survives in well-drained soils of different varieties. However, for optimal growth you should try and plant it in soils which are rich and have a lot of manure loams.
It is quite a hardy plant and can thrive in the US demarcated zones of 5 to 10. In zones 5 to 7 which are cooler climates you can grow the Angels Spanish Fork as an annual. In order to do this you can grow it from seeds which you start indoors or perhaps dig the root in fall and then keep the plant indoors until spring.
However, in zone eight and nine it can actually survive through the winter with underground roots. These sprout again in the spring. This plant can be propagated by utilizing root divisions as well as the seeds.