Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper, Cow-Itch Vine
Campsis radicans 'Red Sunset'

Family: Bignoniaceae (big-no-nih-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Campsis (KAMP-sis) (Info)
Species: radicans (RAD-ee-kans) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Sunset

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From softwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By simple layering

By air layering

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Birmingham, Alabama

Buffalo, New York

Austin, Texas

Center, Texas

Huntsville, Texas

Springtown, Texas

Round Hill, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 17, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Campsis radicans 'Red Sunset' TRUMPET VINE Dec (z5) (B&W)
Huge numbers of very bright, very red trumpets grace this large vine late summer to fall...hummingbird paradise! Sun/Med