Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Campsis radicans, species, Trumpet Creeper

Common Name: Trumpet Creeper

Family: Bignoniaceae

Genus: Campsis

Species: radicans

Cultivar or Variety: species

Characteristics: A somewhat agressive vine if not kept in check. A real magnet for the Ruby throated hummingbirds, also benficial plant for the Plebeian sphinx moth. Grows upward bya rial roots, so not a good vine to put next to the house. Can easily be checked by keeping suckers mowed down. Good vine to cover a pergola. Blooms June through September. Wear gloves when prunning. Sap can cause itching problems for some people.

Germination Tips: Chill seeds in fridge in moist sand mix for 8 weeks before sowing to break dormancy. Germination can be erratic.

Life Cycle
Perennial

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring
Mid Winter
Late Winter

Germination Temperature
Winter Sow
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/16"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
30-40 days
40-60 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Part Sun/ Part Shade

Plant Height
Over 20 feet

Plant Form
Vining
Upright
Branching
Spreading

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Flower Color
Orange

Nutritional Needs
Moist
Dry

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed
Stem Fragments

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Hummingbirds
Butterflies

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