Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships Year Round|
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 leaves that are shiny, 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, then 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.