Madame Galen Trumpetvine
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Like sweet music to your ears, Madame Galen Trumpetvine will have your garden lifted in song as this gorgeous vine has a marching band of clustered crimson orange blooms. One of the more robust and vigorous flowering vines, it is both beautiful and low maintenance. It can climb up to 25 feet using its aerial roots, weaving flowers and lacey green foliage through trellises, fences, arbors, or sheds, turning your landscape into an English garden magazine cover. Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, disease-resistant; the list goes on - even the hummingbirds can’t resist! Get dancing this summer to the wonderful beat of Madame Galen Trumpetvine, and paint your garden in spectacular reds!
American Trumpetvine is native to the southeastern parts of the United States. It has been growing in popularity for its beauty and easy growing habit, and has grown through the development of cultivars. Madame Galen Trumpetvine was developed in 1880 by a horticulturist in Milan, Italy. There at Tagliabue Nursery of Laniate, they grew a cross between American Trumpetvine and Chinese Trumpetvine, which grew to be Madame Galen Trumpetvine as one of the most eye-catching flowering vines to grow.
How to Grow
Madame Galen Trumpetvine is easy, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, give it full sun and well-drained soil. Trumpetvine loves sunshine and heat, and it will show with more blooming flowers. It will be quite drought tolerant once established, but make sure to water it regularly the first year while it puts roots down. Prune it when necessary if you don't want it to be too wild. You can trim it hard in early spring without sacrificing the blooms. The most important maintenance of these flowering vines is to give them a sturdy structure to climb up; a beautiful trellis in your garden could make an elegant and unique touch!
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