Trumpet creeper

Campsis radicans

Campsis radicans var. flava

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Sunlight Gardens, www.sunlightgardens.com
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Trumpet creeper (Campsis radicans)
KAMP-sis RAD-ih-kanz
Synonyms:  Bignonia radicans
Genus:  Campsis

Trumpet creeper is a vigorous climber with clusters of  trumpet-shaped orange to red flowers from late summer to autumn.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Needs a strong support and room to grow. May take several years to flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the southeastern U.S.

Care: 

Grows well in poor soil. Train young shoots onto a trellis. Where borderline hardy, plant against a south facing wall. Very adaptable.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in autumn in a cold frame. Root leaf-bud cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

Fungal leaf spots, powdery mildew, scale, mealybugs, and whiteflies.

Overview

Height
Over 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower,
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Primrose Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Vines

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