A better-behaved cousin to the less-than-polite trumpet vine, cross vine is a colorful solution for a fence or arbor with afternoon shade. Although this east Texas native is slow to establish, ‘Tangerine Beauty’ sports brighter, showier flowers than other cultivars and will reward your patience with loads of orange blooms in both spring and fall. Flowers bloom on old wood, so prune this vine immediately only after blooms fade. -Leslie Finical Halleck, Fine Gardening #147 (October 2012), page 74
Noteworthy CharacteristicsProvides hot colors in the shade, and attracts hummingbirds.
CareFlowers on old wood, so only prune immediately after flowering.
PropagationCross vines are best propagated from root cuttings.
- Genus : Bignonia
- Zones : 10, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
- Bloom Time : Fall, Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Maintenance : Low
- Light : Partial Shade
- Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
- Uses : Shade
- Plant Type : Vines
- Flower Color : Yellow