Helpful Gardening Tips
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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone- 3 to 9
Bloom Season - Summer
Bloom Color – Orange, scarlet
Height at Maturity –Up to 40 feet tall
Soil Type Preferred- Lean well-drained soil
Sun or Shade-Full sun
The trumpet vine, often called trumpet creeper, loves lean soil as well as it drains well.
This beautiful plant can grow up to 40-feet tall when it has a structure to climb on. It uses suckers produced by underground runners to attach itself to almost any surface. A single vine can spread to be more than 10-feet wide.
This plant puts on beautiful shiny leaves, dark green on top, and dull green underneath. Each leaf that can be up to 15-inches long produces seven to ten leaflets that have serrated edges. The leaves turn yellow in the autumn.
Plant the trumpet vine in the full sun so that it produces flowers.
The scarlet or orange flowers have a trumpet shape, and they can be up to 3-inches long. Blooms typically appear in the early summer and last until fall. If this plant does not get enough sun, it will still thrive, but it will not produce flowers.
After the flowers fade, the trumpet vine produces bean-like seed pods that can be up to 5-inches long. If left on the plant, these seedpods will eventually split open, releasing the seeds inside. If they land in the right spot, then you can have another trumpet vine.
If left without a structure to climb, then the trumpet vine will use its suckers to spread across the ground. Using this vine as a groundcover can be very useful if you need to stop erosion. When left to crawl across the ground, the trumpet vine can also be very useful in camouflaging unsightly debris, such as a rock pile.
You will love the trumpet vine’s many uses.