The International Cultivar Registration Authority for Brugmansia and Datura


~ Established 2002 ~

We’re an International group dedicated to all things horticultural about Brugmansia and Datura – Angel’s Trumpets and Thorn Apples.



The International Cultivar Registration Authority for Brugmansia and Datura

Please, make yourself at home. Pull up a chair and enjoy wandering through our site

Cultivar Database

Looking for a particular Cultivar? Start here!


Share pictures, ask questions and be part of the group.


View new and old images of Brugmansia and datura.

Member Store

Seed and Pollen Bank for premium members.

Recent Registrations

Newly registered Brugmansia Cultivars

We totally adore these beautiful plants. Whether you have just discovered them or are an experienced grower, this is the place for you.

Our role is to provide fun, friendly forums where you can meet fellow gardeners, professional growers and technical experts, showcase new hybrids, older cultivars, and your gardens, and exchange cuttings, seeds and pollen.

As the ICRA for Brugmansia and Datura, working with other enthusiasts’ groups around the world, we maintain an exhaustive register of cultivar names and other details about each cultivar in searchable databases and image galleries, and we issue the BGI Herald which provides for the formal publication of new cultivar names and other matters concerning the correct naming of cultivars.

BGI has members spread over different areas and climates in the United States, South and Central America, Canada, Australia, Asia and Europe. We will be providing hints and tips for growing brugmansias in differing growing condition as well as galleries, forums, articles, member store, contests and more.


So please, pull up a chair and enjoy wandering through our site.

Recent Posts from Growing and Propagation Blog

Air Layering

Air Layering

On some cultivars, air layering a stem from a temperamental cultivar — rather than taking a cutting, is preferred.

Rooting Cuttings in Sphagnum Moss Rolls

Rooting Cuttings in Sphagnum Moss Rolls

Begin by gathering all your supplies and your cuttings. I put cuttings of the same cultivar in a roll so there is no confusion. The cuttings are best of they are larger, woody cuttings, not soft green cuttings.

Pollinating Brugmansia Flowers

Pollinating Brugmansia Flowers

Hybridizers pollinate the flower of one cultivar with the pollen of another to create a new cultivar. Sometimes the results are spectacular.


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Hybridizers Database

Evaluating Seedlings

Hybridizing Goals

About BGI Board Members, Advisors, Affiliations

Who We Are

President -  Mike Pettit
Vice President -  Al Maas
Secretary - Patricia Watson
Treasurer - Shaun Douglas
International Registrar for Brugmansia and Datura - Al Maas
Website Manager - Shaun Douglas

Advisory Panel

Al Maas, Edna Murphree, Mike Pettit , Patricia Watson,
Shaun Douglas, Alistair Hay, and Dan Carter

Seed and Pollen Bankers

 Seed and Pollen Banker  - Patricia Watson


About BGI Board Members, Advisors, Affiliations

BGI would like to thank our former webmaster, Mary Voss, for her many years of dedication in maintaining our website. Mary served as BGI webmaster from 2002-2017.