Hardiness: 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) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Violet/Lavender Purple
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Foliage: Evergreen Smooth-Textured
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
On Apr 27, 2009, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:
I'm very pleased to announce that this vine does well in my garden for years, 4 goes on to 5th this spring. The woodsy vines sometimes drop leave in the winter when temp. drops to the teens (farenheit degrees) in occasions. Last winter was one of the worse ones, I was concern of its hardiness. It came through and as a result (chilling period?) it's blooming profusely this spring. I'm delighted.
This vine is a very heavy-looking (dense, hard to see through) vine. Perfect, if that's what you are looking for. I'm not sure how long it takes to achieve that look, as mine has been in a pot since I've had it. The original plant was on a chain-link fence and I didn't know how long it had been there.
On Jul 14, 2007, Opoetree from Oak View, CA wrote:
We have had this plant for a number of years now. We had a really hard freeze last year, but this plant was not bothered. Other vines were hit hard and are just now recovering from ground level. It is a lovely plant -- and adds to the tropical effect we are nurturing with queen palms and giant birds of paradise.
I planted one of these a year ago here in Phoenix, AZ in full sun. It survived our big freeze which killed off other vines. It is not a rampant grower here. I'm just happy it came back to blossom another year!
On Mar 30, 2004, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
The seeds are found in a long prickly pod (about 3" by 1") with two plentiful layers of seeds rather space ship shaped. The seeds must be stratified (60 days), soaked (24 hours) and nicked. Germination is lengthy.
I accidentally cut one of the older main root stems which led to most of the plant. I quickly got a vase and placed the stem in the vase at ground level. It is doing well.
After three years, the showing is now breath taking! It has intermingled with passion flowers and the presentation is stunning. I am going to be trimming both back after bloom, to say the least, but it will be worth every garbage can.
The flowers are much deeper purple when they don't receive a full day's sun.
On Apr 20, 2002, weeds from Panhandle, FL (Zone 8a) wrote:
This vine is a member of the Bignonia family and like many of its relatives (i.e. cross vine, campsis, etc.) it is a robust and carefree grower with very distinctive flowers. Painted trumpet is an evergreen woody stemmed vine that clambers over fences and structures using tendrils to grab hold. The bright glossy green leaves are oblong, about 3 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. They are arranged opposite in pairs and tendrils arise at the point where the leaves join the stem. In late spring the vine covers itself in color when the spectacular 3 inch trumpet flowers appear. The trumpets are pale lavender and delicately detailed with dark violet and purple streaks. Flowers are followed by large prickly seed pods.
Violet trumpet vine is native to Argentina and the southern part of Brazil.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Vincent, Alabama Dewey, Arizona Mesa, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona Picture Rocks, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona Tucson, Arizona , California Bermuda Dunes, California Citrus Heights, California Fresno, California Hayward, California Menifee, California Merced, California Moreno Valley, California Oak View, California Palm Springs, California Palo Alto, California San Clemente, California San Jose, California Visalia, California Waldon, California Walnut Creek, California Bartow, Florida Gulf Breeze, Florida Holmes Beach, Florida Lynn Haven, Florida Pace, Florida Oscar, Louisiana Sulphur, Louisiana Carriere, Mississippi Elizabeth City, North Carolina Hallettsville, Texas Humble, Texas Manvel, Texas Rowlett, Texas Santa Fe, Texas