A genus of herbaceous and shrubby plants, the latter being perhaps best known as "Brugmansia". They are used for subtropical effects in summer bedding. The annual kinds are easily raised from seeds sown in heat in spring, and include the following: cera-tocaula, 2-3 ft., with ovate lance-shaped leaves and sweet-scented white flowers tinged with purple; chlor-antha 2-3 ft., yellow, the double form with two or three trumpet-shaped corollas inside each other being the best; Cornucopia, 1-2 ft., purple and lilac mottled; fastuosa, 2-3 ft., white inside, violet outside, with two or three forms; Metel, 2 ft., white; quercifolia, 1-2 ft., violet; and Stramonium, 2 ft., white with a few varieties. Amongst the shrubby kinds are arborea, 7-10 ft., white; cornigera, 3-10 ft., white, with a fine double-white variety called Knighti; sanguinea, 4-8 ft. (fig. 277), orange yellow. These are easily raised from cuttings of the young shoots in sandy soil, plunged in bottom heat in spring.

Datura saugumea.

Fig. 277. - Datura saugumea.