Sunday, September 30, 2012
Orange trumpet flowers
Trumpet flower collage
The trumpet flower is pretty enough to toot it's own horn, but it won't, so I will. :-)
This particular trumpet flower grows in a concrete slab in the neighboring backyard. This is not the recommended conditions for growing this vine. A rich well drained soil is recommended, at least partial sun and either a trellis or a tree to climb. This flower is getting partial sun and climbing a catalpa tree. With even better soil it would probably have flowers even more spectacular and plentiful than it does now. A trumpet vine can grow as tall as 40 feet so a tree is perfect for it to climb as long as it can get some sun. They need fertilized frequently during the growing season and like to be watered regularly. Sow the seed after all threat of a strong frost is over about 1/4 inch deep with fertilizer and water it thoroughly. I hope you get to enjoy yours shortly. They are stunning.
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