Hummingbird Vine (Plant) Campsis radicans Glorious orange-red trumpets
hummingbirds. Butterfly & Hummingbird Plant,Perennial Vine
Orange trumpet creeper is an attractive woody, clinging vine which attaches itself to structures and climbs by aerial rootlets. Clusters of spectacular, scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers (to 3″ long) appear throughout the summer. Flowers are extremely desirable to hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers are followed by long, bean-like seed pods (3-5″ long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous 2-winged seeds for dispersal by the wind.
Rapidly grows 30-50′ high. It produces a compound, odd-pinnate leaves (to 15″ long) which are shiny green above and smooth below. This vine is great for woodland gardens and naturalized areas. Provides quick cover for fences, arbors, trellises, walls or other structures in the landscape. Also may be grown along the ground to camouflage rock piles or old tree stumps. Good vine for hot, dry sites. Needs lots of room. Excellent for hummingbird gardens.
Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in most soils. Best in poor to average soils with regular moisture in full sun. Foliage grows well in shade, but plants need good sun for best flowering.
Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.