Trumpet Vine

Zone: 4-8

Size: A rapid, vigorously growing vine climbing by using aerial roots and twining. Grows to 30-40 feet.

Location: Will grow in sun to light shade with the best flowering in full sun. Requires an area with substantial support because of its vigor

Flowering: large compound green leaves that look almost tropical. Flowers are orange-scarlet, 3 inches long, tube-shaped and showy from July-September. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. After flowering, long, bean-shaped pods are produced that often persist through the winter. Trumpet vine may not flower for several years after planting until it becomes well established in the garden.

Maintenance: Looks best when given moisture during dry periods in the garden. Trumpet vine will sucker freely in the garden so use caution about its use in small space gardens. Suckering can be "controlled" by timely removal of suckers by digging as they appear. Also tends to reseed so pull out seedlings as they appear. Vine tolerates heavy pruning in late winter or early spring. This is suggested in order to keep it under control and maintain quality.


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  • Campsis x tagliabuana 'Mme Galen' Deep apricot flowered trumpet vine. Flowers 3 inches - long and 3 inches wide. Grows to 15-20 feet
  • Campsis radicans 'Stromboli' Dark red buds open to orange flowers. Grows to 20-30 feet