Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Vigorous vine to 30 ft. or more.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Attracts Hummingbirds
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Late spring through fall
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Vigorous vine to 30 ft. or more.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Late spring through fall
Flower color:Red
Design IdeasA great fast growing flowering vine for cloaking open shade arbors quickly. Snake it up posts or columns to overhead trellage at gateways and entries. Will sprawl up large bare walls and across the roof to bloom in the heat. Good coverage for masking old or unattractive fences and outbuildings from view. Drape over walls or let it cascade off retaining walls. Add to wildlife friendly settings for increased hummingbird draw.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule to establish a deep, extensive root system. To stimulate flowering, keep slightly dry and feed sparingly; avoid fertilizers with high nitrogen ratio. Provide support and prune in late winter to early spring to control size. Sap may irritate skin.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This woody vine is native to the woodlands of the southeastern quarter of the United States. Its genus was named from the Greek for curve, referring to its curved stamens, and its species, radicans indicates the traveling underground roots. It is a member of the Bignonia or trumpet vine family. This vine was among the first American plants to be introduced to the Old World in 1640.
Lore:
Discovered in 1998 by Monrovia Growers' Propagation Manager Andrew Proud, growing wild on Balboa Island, California. Large clusters of tubular shaped flowers in velvety red with hues of orange remind one of a tropical sunset. This easy-to-grow selection of the native southeast species is also very attractive to hummingbirds.