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CAMPSIS x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'

Image of Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Bignoniaceae

Botanical Name

CAMPSIS x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'

Plant Common Name

Madame Galen Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper, Trumpet Vine

General Description

Madame Galen trumpet vine is a vigorous deciduous climbing vine with light and medium green compound leaves and big, fiery-colored flowers in late summer and fall. At the tip of the stem, a panicle (or branched cluster) of 6-12 tubular or trumpet-shaped orange-red flowers open attracting hummingbirds.

Grow trumpet vine in any average garden soil that is moist and well-drained. 'Madame Galen' is quite tolerant of poor and drier soils and in restricted root spaces. Full sun ensures the finest flowering displays. Prune to control rampant growth and watch for out-of-bounds suckers. Grow it on a large, sturdy arbor or tall trellis up the side of at least a two story building.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Vine/Liana

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    25'-40' / 7.6m - 12.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Soil Compaction

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Vining/Climbing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Orange, Crimson, Orange Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, 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

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Vine

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No