• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate-growing climber to 25 to 30 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Late summer to fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:DIS-tik-tis
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate-growing climber to 25 to 30 ft. long.
    Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late summer to fall
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleTropical
    Design IdeasThis exquisite vine deserves to be grown up close to outdoor living areas due to the intensely colored blooms. Train onto a porch or balcony weaving through the railings or up the post. Cascades nicely off walls and fences. Exceptional climbing into trees and shrubs in tropical gardens.
    Companion PlantsFor truly tropical looks, group this vine with exotics such as Tropicanna Canna, (Canna indica 'Phaison'), Magnificent Brunfelsia, (Brunfelsia magnifica), Flamenco Flame Hibiscus, (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'MonHope') and Midnight Rose Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Midnight Rose').
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This is a unique hybrid of two closely related vines of Mexico and tropical Central America. It's parents are purple flowered Distictus laxiflora and fast growing D. buccinatoria. The latter is well known under genus Bignonia and Phaedranthus,but in recent years has finally been classified in its own genus.
    Lore:
    This trumpet vine is a strong hummingbird lure with its tubular flowers adapted to the bird's long beak.