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Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

$12.00
Item #:
692536
Availability:
Fall 2019 plants begin to ship late September
Item #:
692536
Availability:
Fall 2019 plants begin to ship late September

Description

Hardy, deciduous North American perennial, fast growing, woody vine —
Description:  Orange-scarlet, trumpet-shaped flowers in mid-summer, which are attractive to hummingbirds; large, glossy green foliage
Habit:  Grows 30-40 feet high and 5-10 feet wide.  Clings by root-like holdfasts.
Culture:   Tolerates sun or part shade. Very adaptable.
Hardiness:  USDA Zones 4 through 10
Origin:  North America
Attributes:  Attracts hummingbirds, Drought tolerant, Deer resistant
Jefferson documented

This vigorous North American vine was introduced into Europe by 1640.  In 1771 Jefferson noted planting “Trumpet flower” on September 30th.  At the time, it's Latin name was Bignonia radicans.  Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon included “Bignonia radicans-Scarlet Trumpet Flower” in The American Gardener’s Calendar, 1806.  Trumpet Creeper is an excellent plant for rail fencing or a stout pergola, where its dramatic blossoms and profuse foliage can provide summer shade. zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9

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