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Beginner Gardening: 8 year old trumpet plant won't bloom, someone please reply

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East Hartford, CT

June 5, 2012
1:31 PM

Post #9153434

I've fertilized, watered, make sure it gets enough sun and I get maybe 6 flowers on this huge vine. Why? What am I doing wrong? I want to attract hummingbirds. Please help.
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

June 10, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9159635

Think maybe your over fertilising and the plant is using this extra energy boost to make greenery at the expense of flowers. Where have you got the vine situated, is it in full sun, shade or what, soil condition is a factor too, some plants only require a handful of say, blood / fish / bonemeal once in spring to help give them a LITTLE feed, but over feeding gives either too much foliage and soft to the extent they get attacked with insects etc, or get diseases like grey mold etc, so really you need to check the growing conditions of your vine where you have it growing, maybe your just being over kind to it.
Good luck. WeeNel.


mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 12, 2012
11:50 AM

Post #9162289

some Trumpet Vines don't even start blooming until july or august. do you know what species yours is?
Brillion, WI

June 12, 2012
7:02 PM

Post #9162861

I had a very old one that would look dead well into June (People often commented why I didn't get rid of it if it was dead.) We had to move it when we built a garage and it never took. I bought another one, planted it in the east near the house. Big grew under the siding. I've moved it now (although it still comes back in the old place) and it totally covers the wrought iron wide post. It blooms profusely. Unfortunately, it keeps trying to spread. And I don't do a thing to it. Never water it or fertilize it. I do clip it cause it would take over the whole awning if it had the chance and probably strangle me while walking near it. It comes up in the lawn three feet from where it's planted. I'd probably never plant one again.

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