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Royal Trumpet Vine

Distictis 'Rivers'

Pronunciation: DIS-tik-tis
SKU #01247
10-11

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OVERVIEW
Description An exceptional climber that offers continuous color when other vines start to fade. Handsome, glossy, green foliage backs purple-mauve trumpet-shaped flowers with yellow throats. A strong vine that climbs by tendrils. Use for evergreen cover on a fence, arbor or high wall. A frost-tender evergreen.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Late Summer to Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; stems reach 25 to 30 ft. long.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Espalier, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Banana (Ensete); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Plumbage (Plumbago); Mandevilla (Mandevilla)
CARE
Care Thrives in most loamy, well-drained soils with consistent moisture. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide support such as a trellis or arbor. Prune annually to control size. Protect from temperatures below 30 degrees.
HISTORY
Lore This trumpet vine is a strong hummingbird lure with its tubular flowers adapted to the bird's long beak.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 10-11

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