Newbie question about trimming hummingbird vines

cdweNovember 11, 2007

We had hummingbird vine grow up from the seed this season.

It did very well, obtaining 6 feet high and 4 feet wide.

My new guy question is: Should we cut all this new, now dormant vine back to ground level? WE sure don't want to lose what we have accomplished. Thanks cdwe@aol.com

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christy2828(8a)

I think they reseed. Though, I have no idea where you live, and that will be the deciding factor :) Christy

    Bookmark   November 11, 2007 at 9:35PM
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cdwe

Response to Christy2828. I live in Missouri zone 6. This winter temperatures will get to 0 or below a few times.
cdwe@aol.com

    Bookmark   November 12, 2007 at 6:49PM
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terri_pacnw(z7-8 WA)

Found this...
I need to get some seeds myself and plant them in my bird garden.
The only thing I have in the garden in the summer that the hummers love is the Lucifer (crocosmia) and fushias on my deck in baskets.
I need to add more variety in the garden itself.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hummingbird Vine

    Bookmark   November 13, 2007 at 1:12PM
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christy2828(8a)

Then according to the following site, they are only hardy to 9a. Sorry, they'll probably die off, but they should reseed, so you can grow again next year! Christy

BTW, I have family from St. Louis :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Hummingbird Vine Hardiness

    Bookmark   November 13, 2007 at 9:58PM
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lovefornature(5B IL)

I am confused, when you say "Hummingbird Vine" is that just a general term for a vine that grows that hummingbirds love or is there such a thing as a Hummingbird Vine?

I am going to grow Honeysuckle vine next year. Alabama Crimson (which is a hybrid of the native Coral Honeysuckle) and is hardy in my zone. Does that mean that this will not resprout on wintered over dormant wood?

Or am I just confused about the vine the OP is talking about?

Thanks all :)

    Bookmark   November 15, 2007 at 10:19AM
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