• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Vigorous, clinging stems quickly reach 30 ft. or longer.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowering Vine
    Late Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KAMP-sis RAH-di-kanz
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Vigorous, clinging stems quickly reach 30 ft. or longer.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
    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.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Milkweed (Asclepias); Bee Balm (Monarda); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.
    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.