Burgmansia, or Angle's Trumpets, are woody trees or shrubs that have pendulous flowers. They are native to South America. In cool areas they can be kept in pots or dug up and brought in for the winter. They tend to be really fragrant and come in shades of white, pink, yellow, orange and red. They like full sun, with afternoon shade and moist soil.
They add fabulous tropical flair to the poolside. Summer in Texas is long and hot, so these beauties are perfect in our tropical garden. The large, strangely displayed flowers and the fabulous smell are meant to be enjoyed. Sometimes we plant something and later on realize that we didn't make the right choice (either in terms of plant culture, or in terms of our gardening enjoyment), but we hit a home run with our placement of the Burgmansia in our garden. Just the other day I was trying to justify adding more to an already stuffed garden. Do you have any plants that beg to be front and center where they can be enjoyed up close?