Balboa Sunset® Trumpet Vine
Campsis radicans 'Monbal'
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- Yamagami's Nursery
1361 S. De Anza Blvd. Cupertino CA 95014
- Summerwinds Nursery
1491 S. De Anza Blvd. Cupertino CA 95014
- Central Wholesale Nursery
1670 Mckinley Avenue San Jose CA 95126
- Summerwinds Nursery
2460 Winchester Blvd. Campbell CA 95008
|Botanical Pronunciation||KAMP-sis RAH-di-kanz|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Vigorous, clinging stems quickly reach 30 ft. or longer.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring through Fall|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Erosion Control, Espalier, Firescaping/Firewise, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Milkweed (Asclepias); Bee Balm (Monarda); Salvia (Salvia)|
Easily grown in lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Keep slightly dry and feed sparingly to stimulate flowering; avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Provide trellis or arbor support. Prune annually to control size. Sap may irritate skin.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-11