Madame Rosy Trumpetvine flowers
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Height: 15 feet
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Other Names: Trumpetcreeper
An extremely beautiful and vigorous vine that is seedless, and very well mannered; showy rose-red trumpet-shaped flowers in summer; does well in poor soils; extremely attractive to hummingbirds
Madame Rosy Trumpetvine features bold clusters of rose trumpet-shaped flowers with red overtones at the ends of the branches from late spring to early fall. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy pinnately compound leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Madame Rosy Trumpetvine is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous woody vine with a twining and trailing habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance woody vine that will require regular care and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Madame Rosy Trumpetvine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Madame Rosy Trumpetvine will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. As a climbing vine, it tends to be leggy near the base and should be underplanted with low-growing facer plants. It should be planted near a fence, trellis or other landscape structure where it can be trained to grow upwards on it, or allowed to trail off a retaining wall or slope. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This woody vine does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.