Michael Charters, www.calflora.net
Plant Common Name
Argentine Trumpet Vine, Painted Trumpet, Violet Trumpet Vine
What a beautiful flowering vine for southern climes! A South American native, violet trumpet vine is a vigorous, evergreen climber with glossy dark green leaves. From spring to summer it produces many tubular, five-petaled blooms of pale lavender-blue to lavender-rose with darker veining and pale yellow throats. These are attractive to bees and hummingbirds and are followed by prickly green fruits.
Violet trumpet vine grows and flowers best in full to partial sun and average to fertile soil with good drainage. It climbs by tendrils and looks great rambling along trellises, fences or pergolas. If extremely happy, this vine will become rampantly vigorous and require regular pruning to keep it in line.
AHS Heat Zone
12 - 9
USDA Hardiness Zone
8 - 11
8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
15'-30' / 4.6m - 9.1m
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Feature Plant, Vine
Sharp or Has Thorns