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Iochroma cyaneum * Blue Angel's Trumpet

Iochroma cyaneum has slender purple to blue flowers. It is related to the Trumpet Tree or Angels Trumpet. The plants are moderately hardy. Mine have withstood temperatures in the mid-twenties with a little leaf burn, but without ceasing to bloom. Iochroma cyaneum has proven to be hardy down to 25° F. Shrubs get to 10-12 feet tall and wide and are nearly always some of these blue flowers showing off. They are a great plant for attracting hummingbirds as I am sure you can imagine from the shape of their flowers.

Iochroma cyaneum, Blue Angel's Trumpet

Blue flowers and foliage of Iochroma cyaneum - Blue Angel's Trumpet. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants from the Iochroma Genus featured on this site:
Iochroma cyaneum
Iochroma cyaneum violacea
Iochroma fuchsioides
Iochroma grandiflora