Just got this last night and still deciding where to plant it. I've been trying to find one for a while and almost gave up. Trumpet Creeper! The hummers were already checking it out this AM but were too fast for me to get a shot.
They do love conical & bell-shaped nectar flowers. I see several, visit frequently, my Aug-blooming Hostas, Platicodons & Chelones, oh even the Clems now on their 2nd shows of the season!!!
Have fun w/ your new beauty!!!
You lucky thing! I wish I had room for one of them.
Saw a picture recently (here?) of one with a hummingbird half into the flower and coming out covered with pollen.
You and your hummers will enjoy it for years.
Plant it somewhere where you do not care if it spreads. Trumpet vine, Campsis radicans, sends up suckers from the root system at a significant distance (20'?) from the mother plant......much like wisteria will do. If you can mow over them, that will help a lot but watch out for planting beds.
Took me 5 years to eradicate an established vine in my patio.......it kept sending up shoots in between the concrete pavers. What a PITA!!
Heh. I know what you mean gardengal. For me that's a feature -- I want to sic it on one of my neighbors :)
Those trumpet flowers literally drip with nectar. If I had space I might grow one but they are on the invasive side so I hear.