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Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Climbers, Native Plant, Poisonous, Vine
12-36 ft., 36-72 ft.
The Trumpet creeper has clusters (terminal cymes) of red trumpet-shaped flowers (to 3” long) that appear throughout the summer (June to September). Its flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds., Usually reddish orange. Yellow cultivars have been produced., Flowers 3-4 inches long
long, bean-like seed capsules (3-5” long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous 2-winged seeds for dispersal by the wind, Brown 3-5 inches
The plant is frequently cultivated because of its large clusters of attractive, bright red flowers. Several cultivars have been developed, including yellow-flowered varieties and a cross with the Asian species, Campsis grandiflora, which has broader flowers but is less hardy than our native species.
The sap of this plant can cause skin irritation on contact.