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sherlyn
Clifton Hill, MO

July 17, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #6831838

I have a yellow trumpet vine that is 3 years old and has not bloomed yet. I was wondering if there is anything I can do. Most times trumpet vine is considered a weed that grows out of control.
lainymay
BEDFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom

July 18, 2009
10:55 AM

Post #6833870

in the uk we have white trumpet vines which we class as weeds. once they take root they are a real pain and climb everywhere strangling all the other plants. my advice would be dig it up making sure you get all the root or you will be sorry in the future sherlyn.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

July 18, 2009
2:06 PM

Post #6834215

You may just need to be patient--I don't remember what forum it was on but someone else recently posted a similar question about the orange flowering version of the trumpet vine, their plant was a few years older than yours and they were still told to be patient and wait. I guess maybe they need to be pretty big before they'll bloom.
yellowbird831
Theodore, AL

August 3, 2009
4:34 PM

Post #6901913

I don't know, either! I was wondering if they need another plant for pollination. I bought one once through mail order. It NEVER did bloom! It flourished, but no blooms! 'must have been 6 years old when we moved from there!
I think I'll buy one in bloom, locally, if I ever get another one.
Maybe someone who knows about pollination will chime in!
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 3, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6902676

Pollination only affects seed formation so that would have no effect at all on whether a plant blooms or not. If you have a plant that needs a second one around for pollination, then you won't get any seeds if you only have one but you will still get blooms.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
5:27 AM

Post #6904977

I have one also in the 3rd year that hasn't bloomed, but did spread farther than last year. Soooo hopefully just building a good strong root system first.
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
12:21 PM

Post #6905405

Be careful. It may not bloom, but will continue to grow, and grow, and grow until it's a monster. I hope you didn't plant it near your house. If there's a crack in your foundation or a gap in your siding, it will find it and grow in there too. The stuff is relentless. They were talking on another forum earlier this summer about how, in Japan, the Trumpet Vines are cultivated and stay controlled. Come to find out the reason they don't get out of hand is because the Japanese plant them in buried, cement containers. If you do a forum search you may find that thread.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 4, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #6905462

And by some strange coincidence the very guy from Japan is here to verify just that! I was told never to plant these directly into the soil because they can and do cause a tremendous amount of damage both above and
below ground. As for flowering rather like wisteria, can take up to ten years.
Save you looking for the thread, http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1012174/
Do take a look at Campsis radicans in the plant files.

Jon
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2009
1:00 PM

Post #6905490

That is a coincidence pajonica. Glad you were here to testify.

Diana

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
4:22 PM

Post #6906182

So the major consensus???? If it's anywhere near your house rip it out??

I hate killing plants, oh well. I'll replace with a clematis.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 4, 2009
8:57 PM

Post #6907118

flowerjen If you manage to kill it, you will have succeeded where others have failed. I suppose at just three years
old your in with a chance! You may be able to transplant some root into a large container, just make sure It's a
strong one.
Good luck

Jon

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 4, 2009
9:37 PM

Post #6907280

Thanks.
Jim41
Delhi, LA

August 5, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #6908285

Well guys, I spent a good part of my youth cutting those things out of cotton fields. We called them buck vines and they will return.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #6908298

Well I dug mine out, it came out surprising easy..
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2009
4:08 AM

Post #6908999

flowerjen, You sure move fast man! Did you save any for a container?
Jim, buck vine is a new one for me. For the sake of flowergen I hope your wrong! Nice to see you around,
your farming experiences are invaluable.

Jon
Jim41
Delhi, LA

August 5, 2009
4:25 AM

Post #6909049

My wife wanted to buy a trumpet vine at Lowes. I told her no way. She said it couldn't be the same. Looks the same, leaves are the same. Maybe a hybred but to me it's still a buck vine. Next to impossible to get rid of once it's established. I don't have knowledge of all the technical names, but the common name in cotton farming was buck vine. Probably no help to you guys but thought I'd share.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6909080

Jim "a rose by any other name". A true devil in disguise!
Jon

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2009
5:07 AM

Post #6909130

Nope I didn't save any. I didn't want to spend any $ on getting a heavy duty container.

A little off topic...How did you end up in Japan, Jon?
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2009
5:15 AM

Post #6909152

flowerjen, Good question! I meet my Japanese wife in the UK, after a few years together we had a holiday in
Japan and I fell in love with the place. Now I'm in the place I love with the girl I Iove.

Jon

Forgot the I

This message was edited Aug 6, 2009 1:51 AM
Jim41
Delhi, LA

August 5, 2009
5:26 AM

Post #6909184

I love it Jon. I am a romantic at heart. Do you speak the language?
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2009
9:06 AM

Post #6909331

I am studying Japanese and speak enough to get by, one day at a time Jim, It's a lot of fun!

Jon
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
11:34 AM

Post #6909502

One more person saved from the monster.

pajonica: My former boss and now friend, travels to Japan a lot with her husband on business. She has brought back the most intricate paper cut outs for me, horses and a fish. How do they do that? Tiny little scissors?
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2009
12:02 PM

Post #6909562

pastime, they are very skilfully cut using a fine bladed stencil knife. The Japanese are extraordinarily good at this sort of thing.

Jon

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #6910378

Quoting:Now I'm in the place I love with the girl Iove.





aaawwww, that's so sweet
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #6910506

Talk about patience!! I love my cutout fish it has so many colors in it.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2009
4:58 PM

Post #6910613

pastime, I'll try and do a little research on these paper cuts, I don't even know the Japanese word for them.
Hopefully I'll get back to you with some more info. Always nice to have a little knowledge about something you like.

Jon
pastime
Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2009
9:41 PM

Post #6911609

Thanks, I'd like that.

I scanned my paper fish once, but it must be hidden away in a stack of old zip disks somewhere in my desk.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 5, 2009
10:47 PM

Post #6911823

pastime, It's called Kirie and here's a link you may find useful.

Jon http://ease.com/~randyj/artpaper.htm
Wallflower_80
West Richland, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2009
4:12 AM

Post #6970988

I am really glad I found this thread!!!

I was wanting to get a trumpet vine to climb a fence around part of our patio, but after reading this I think I will look for something else. I really like wisteria too, but if it takes a long time to bloom it's not really for me either.

I looked up the info on the paper cutouts. Amazing! A coworker spent a couple months in Japan and has gotten me started on origami, atleast some of the very simple ones.

Thanks for all the great info : )

Also, if you have any suggestions for a different, less destructive flowering vine that would be great!

It is a small stretch of 6ft tall cedar fence with a lattice top and is in full sun (And it gets hot here. 100+ dry climate)

Thanks again for the info everyone,

Misty
Jim41
Delhi, LA

August 21, 2009
8:50 PM

Post #6973389

You don't want wisteria. It is invasive as the trumpet vine. Have you thought about Lady Banks roses. Or, you might put Mandavilla in big pots and set them by your fence. You'll have to have a place to bring them in for the winter is the only draw back. They sure are pretty.
Wallflower_80
West Richland, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 22, 2009
5:05 AM

Post #6974947

Thank you so much for the suggestions.

I am kind of a low maintenance gardner, especially now, as I have a 4 yr old, so unfortunately my flowerbed doesn't get the attention it should. I love them both anyways : )

I looked up the Lady Banks roses. The flowers look beautiful! I will definitely keep those in mind as a good option.

Thanks again!
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 22, 2009
5:33 AM

Post #6974990

Madam Galen trumpet vine is well-behaved and quite attractive. It doesn't grow so rampantly as the wild types do.
Jiny
Tokyo
Japan
(Zone 10a)

August 22, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #6975420

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' Hmm, I think anyone would do well to check out the plant files here
before trying this one! http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57002/
dp72
Woodway, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 22, 2009
4:55 PM

Post #6976113

Gardening is complex in that plants that do well in one area might languish 50 miles away. Rainfall, the soil pH, micro-climates- these are only a few factors that determine the success of a particular plant in a particular area. Madam Galen, I repeat, is a choice vine for Central Texas. That doesn't speak for the rest of the world.

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