• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 15 to 25 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Cottage Garden Plant
    Late Spring and Summer
    Landscape Uses:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:cly-to-STOH-ma cal-le-steg-i-OH-deez
    Sunset climate zones:9, 12 - 28
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 15 to 25 ft. long.
    Special features:Easy Care, Fast Growing, Waterwise
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Late Spring and Summer
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleCottage, Tropical
    Design IdeasFew vines can match the subtle beauty of this lavender-flowering Trumpet Vine. A natural for cottage gardens in climates too warm for Clematis. Has a tropical look, but fits into traditional schemes as well. Drape over walls and fences. An excellent shroud for chain-link fences as tendrils will attach themselves. A perfect cover-up for side-yard utilities and for training up porches and railings.
    Companion PlantsFountain Grass (Pennisetum); Lantana (Lantana); Rose (Rosa); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Cross Vine (Bignonia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in most average, well-drained soils. 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: winter.
    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: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.