Campsis radicans - Red Trumpet Vine
Trumpet Vine is a gorgeous vine that's vigorous, fast growing, and almost too easy to grow. Huge clusters of 6" red-orange blossoms cover the woody vine from spring through fall. It grows to 40', spills over rooftops and trellises, brings hummingbirds from miles around.
Native to the Gulf Coast, it thrives in most temperate regions, is hardy in zones 6-11, is heat and drought-tolerant. The huge blooms and shiny leaves make any garden look tropical.
This easy vine will cover a fence in a season, is ideal for wild spaces, but is too vigorous for dainty gardens. It will grow on any support, clings tightly with aerial roots. Growth is rampant in warm zones and the vines should be cut back hard in winter to keep them in bounds. Great for covering a barn, not so good for the mailbox.
Campsis radicans will grow in sun or shade, blooms best in full sun, is heat and drought-tolerant. Showy and undemanding, Trumpet Creeper is easy to grow. It's absolutely gorgeous, but once planted is here to stay.
*****60 days of cold stratification required!*****
Soak seeds for 24 hours in warm water.
Surface sow seeds in a pot or a plastic baggie that will fit in the refrigerator.
Mist the soil and sprinkle a small amount of starting soil over seeds.
Cover with plastic wrap or place in baggie in the refrigerator for 60 days.
During this cold stratification process keep soil moist, but not soaking wet.
At the end of the 60 Days, place pot in a warm, sunny location. When soil is warm enough seeds will germinate.
Remove plastic wrap or baggie when you have seedlings.