Is Crimson Trumpet Vine truly red?

stage_rat(5--Indiana Riviera)April 22, 2009

The one called "Flamenco" or "Crimson" is supposed to be a deep red with orange center. The photos I've seen on the internet show flowers that look just as orange as the regular Campsis radicans, or some photos with very, very blue-looking foliage have true-red flowers. (I think they were doctored)

I really want a vigorous, true-red perennial vine, and was hoping this could be it. Does anyone here grow this, and can you help me with some information?

Also, if anyone has another suitable vine in mind, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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kayjones(Mo6b)

My trumpet honeysuckle is not fire-engine red, but it's about as red as I've seen. It has the yellow center. The site below, last picture, is what mine looks like.

Here is a link that might be useful: Red trumpet Honeysuckle

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 12:39PM
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stage_rat(5--Indiana Riviera)

Thanks, I think I will get a Lonicera vine instead. I've been reading that the Trumpet vines can take several years to bloom--I could spend either a lot of time, or a lot of up-front money trying to find a really red trumpet vine.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 1:06PM
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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

If you are speaking of Bignonia, the trumpetvine, 'Minnesota Red' is very close to true red.
Even that might not match the red of Lychnis calcedonica,the Maltese Cross, or Lobelia cardinalis.
I use scientific names because their use assures that we are, more likely, talking about exactly the same plant.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 1:43PM
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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

Excuse me. Talking about accuracy in names. The common trumpet vine and it's varieties have been called Campsis radicans for many years.
I have seen some L. sempervirens that are scarlet red.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2009 at 4:36PM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

Bog, I have L. sempervirens.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2009 at 6:08PM
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stage_rat(5--Indiana Riviera)

I think L. sempervirens will be the one I get, it is the true native, and I want the hummingbirds to be as happy as possible. "Blanche Sandman" looks pretty red to me. Kayjones, do you know if yours is a particular cultivar?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 12:32AM
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kayjones(Mo6b)

No, I don't know the cultivar - it's been growing many years in this yard, probably planted by the previous owner, who was a Master Gardener and grew many, MANY plants.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2009 at 8:21PM
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