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CAMPSIS radicans 'Flamenco'

Image of Campsis radicans 'Flamenco'

Maureen Gilmer

Family

Bignoniaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPSIS radicans 'Flamenco'

Plant Common Name

Flamenco Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Vine

General Description

Trumpet vine is a very vigorous deciduous climber with dark green leaves native to the southeastern United States. 'Flamenco' shows off bright red trumpet-shaped flowers with orange throats in late summer to early fall. These fiery attention getters attract hungry hummingbirds.

Trumpet vine spreads by suckering roots. Frequent pruning is required to keep it in bounds. It grows in a wide array of soils and light exposures, but a moist, well-draining neutral soil in full sun produces the most impressive specimens. Make sure to have this big vine growing upon a very strong and large supporting structure.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 3

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    30'-40' / 9.1m - 12.2m

  • Width

    10'-20' / 3.0m - 6.1m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Orange

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Birds, Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes