Royal Trumpet Vine
Royal Trumpet Vine
Distictis 'Rivers'Item #1247 USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 - 11
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Spectacular show of color when other vines start to fade. Handsome leaves back showy mauve trumpets with yellow centers. Excellent clinging cover for fence, arbor or high wall. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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 FloweringBlooms:Late summer to fall
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:DIS-tik-tisPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate-growing climber to 25 to 30 ft. long.Special features:Attracts HummingbirdsFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Late summer to fallFlower color:RedFlower attributesShowy FlowersGarden styleTropicalDesign 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').
- CareCare InformationFollow 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory: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.