Trumpet Vine (Campsis x tagliabuana Madame Galen)


The Trumpet Vine (Campsis x tagliabuana “Madame Galen”) is a deciduous hybrid or cultivar from Campsis radicans from North America and Campsis grandiflora from Asia.

The genus Campsis belongs to the trumpet creeper family (Bignoniaceae), which contains about 120 genera with about 750 species. The Trumpet Vine (Campsis x tagliabuana Madame Galen) is a vigorous climber, but needs growth support. As flowers sprout on new growth, this trumpet vine should be pruned after, respectively before the flowering season. Campsis x tagliabuana “Madame Galen” is best cultivated in full sun to partial shade, but is also reported as an rampant, invasive plant, which can reach lengths of more than 10 meters. While the trumpet vine is fully established, it is very diffucult to eradicate. Campsis x tagliabuana “Madame Galen” blooms from late Spring - Autumn. Flowers attract hummingbirds, bees and insects. Flowers of this trumpet vine hybrid are sterile, means the plant can`t be propagated by seeds.

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