Package of 5 Plants
This vine can grow 30 to 40' high. It will scramble and climb over everything in its path.
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Trumpet Creeper (also called Trumpet Vine, Hummingbird Vine, and Cow-Itch) was introduced to America in 1640. Trumpet Creeper is a deciduous vine that is known for its beautiful flowers. Hummingbirds just love to draw nectar from the brightly colored flowers. Trumpet Creeper grows well in sun and shade, and if you cannot grow this plant, you should give up gardening. This vine does well in poor soil and has corolla rich orange and scarlet, trumpet-shaped flowers. Trumpet Creeper flowers from June to September. With a habit that most often chokes out competing plants and weeds, Trumpet Creeper is excellent in preventing soil erosion. It is also commonly used as a decorative addition for buildings. This means that it is most often used to grow on sections of buildings, walls, and fences for its aesthetic beauty. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Partial to Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are opposite, pinnately compound, and 6 to 15″ long. Leaflets are .75-4″ long, .25-2″ wide, and angularly toothed. Leaves are lustrous dark green changing to yellow-green in fall and not effective.|
|Size:||30 to 40′ high, actually will scramble and climb over everything in its path|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Rampant, deciduous, clinging (rootlike holdfasts), strangling vine; at its best on fenceposts for when it reaches the top of the post it forms an immense whorl of stems; makes the post appear as if it is about to fly; needs frequent pruning to control.|
|Rate:||Fast; keep your legs moving when in the vicinity of this plant.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, corolla rich orange and scarlet, trumpet-shaped, 2.5-3″ long, 1.5″ wide at mouth with triangular teeth. Borne 4 to 12 together in terminal cymes from June to September.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Good for screening, covering rock piles, have seen it used tastefully over trellises and lath structures; good pruning is a necessity to keep it in bounds.|
|Landscape Value:||Good for screening, covering rock piles, have seen it used tastefully over trellises and lath structures; good pruning is a necessity to keep it in bounds.|
|Soil Preference:||Grows in any soil.|
|Care:||Prune heavily in spring and watch carefully to keep in bounds.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilization is likely unnecessary.|
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The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
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We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
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