Plant a trumpet vine and you're sure to have hummingbirds visiting your yard in summer. But that's not the only reason to have it; trumpet vine is super easy to grow and quickly covers walls, fences, or other structures with a curtain of green leaves and bright flowers. It's native to areas of North America, too.
Beware!! Because of its fast growth, many gardeners consider it invasive; runners under the ground can pop up several feet from the main stem.
Trumpet vines love the sun.
They grow from 8 - 20 feet or more, and climb up to 30 feet.
Flowers bloom in shades of orange and red.
Foliage grows in shades of chartreuse and gold.
They liked to bloom in the summer and fall.
Luckily, they are drought tolerant.
Features include attracting birds, growing well in containers, and requiring low maintenance.
They are best suited for zones 5 - 9
Common trumpet vine is the wild form with orange flowers all summer and into fall.
Mme. Galen' bears large clusters of orange-red blooms on a vigorous plant.
Summer Snowfall offers clusters of orange-red trumpet-shape blooms and white-splashed foliage.
Yellow trumpet vine bears lots of golden-yellow blooms against dark green foliage.