Acnistus australis
Syn: Iochroma australis
"Blue Angel's Trumpet"

Acnistus australis Syn: Iochroma australisAcnistus australis Syn: Iochroma australis

This beautiful rare plant is a great asset to a garden. Becoming a small tree in our area, it’s lovely to sit under & admire the true blue, bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are 2-3” long & bloom for an extended period. They look like miniature Brugmansia flowers. Native to Argentina, it is evergreen & likes sun to part sun & average water. It can be pruned hard in early spring if it gets leggy. It grows as a large multi-stemmed shrub or small tree to 10’. Good in a container. Hummingbirds love the flowers! Just so you know, the fruit is poisonous so don't eat for goodness sake.

Kelly Kilpatrick-Propagator

Sun/Part Sun
Avg. Water

USDA Zones 9-11