The fast-growing habit of this vine is a plus if you need a chainlink fence or an arbor covered within a couple of growing seasons. The trumpet vine produces orange flowers that are loved by hummingbirds and other pollinators, making it an excellent choice for a butterfly garden. This summer bloomer enjoys full sun and moderately moist soil. Once established, the plant is considered drought tolerant. Because of its fast-growing nature, plant away from the house or other structures.
Plant trumpet vine in fertile, well-draining soil and water regularly until established, once established, water as needed. Prune back regularly to help train it to take the shape of the structure it is using for support. If left unpruned, it will tend to ramble wildly. Fertilize once in the spring with a well-balanced fertilizer.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Fabulous heart-shaped leaves
Moderately and consistently moist
Well-balanced fertilizer in the spring
Full sun, can take some dappled shade
40 feet tall and about 30 feet wide if left untrimmed
Plant in container and bring inside when the temperatures dip below the recommended minimum
Clusia, oleander and plumbago