Return to the Hummingbird Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Newbie question about trimming hummingbird vines

Posted by cdwe 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 11, 07 at 9:06

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


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Newbie question about trimming hummingbird vines

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


 o
RE: Newbie question about trimming hummingbird vines

  • Posted by cdwe 6 Missouri (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 12, 07 at 18:49

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


 o
RE: Newbie question about trimming hummingbird vines

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


 o
RE: Newbie question about trimming hummingbird vines

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


 o
RE: Newbie question about trimming hummingbird vines

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 :)


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Hummingbird Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here