Campsis radicans 'Flamingo'

Common Trumpetcreeper

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Description

Trumpetcreeper is a woody clinging vine native to the southeastern United States. It attaches itself with aerial rootlets or radicans and grows rapidly to 30 to 40 feet. It likes average soils and moisture, and the leaves do well in the shade, but it requires sun to bloom. It produces showy red flowers on new growth in July. Trumpetcreeper is an aggressive plant that needs a sturdy support structure. It will sucker from underground runners and self seed in your garden and your neighbor’s. Well known garden writer Michael Dirr says, “If you can’t grow this vine, give up gardening.”

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Creeping
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Red
Landscape Use
Groundcover, Vine
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Vine
Hardiness Zone
4 - 9