Hummingbird Vine is a Hardy Flowering Vine
This vine grows to be around thirty feet when fully grown. They are a hardy plant referred to as the trumpet vine. Not only will this vine be sure to attract the hummingbirds to the garden, but it will even look great. The flowers on this vine are typically orange to red color and are shaped much like a trumpet. These flowers can be seen on the vine from July to November. The flowers each contain sweet nectar, which is what attracts the hummingbirds to it. It thrives best in climate zones four through ten and does excellent in moist to dry soil conditions. It also loves to be in full sunlight and light shade and is very easy to grow.
Hummingbird Vine Attract Hummingbirds with their Blooms and are Deer and Drought Tolerant
They are also a great vine because they are resistant to deer and can be tolerant of drought as well. When planting this vine, you want to place it close to the support system of choice. Pruning should be done in the spring or during the early fall. Doing this will help keep the vine at a manageable size. Once the flowers die, it is best to cut them off.
Soil Requirements: They respond best to a fertile soil to fuel their fast growth. Mix a healthy dose of compost into the soil before planting. Keep soil moist. Add general purpose fertilizer when planting, and every two to three weeks during the season. Switch to a high phosphorous formula just before the blooming period.
Growing Speed: They will grow to a mature height within a year and are considered invasive; they will dominate an area fairly quickly. It's an extremely quick growing vine that will re-seed swiftly.
Characteristics & Appearance: This vine blooms trumpet-shaped flowers that are enjoyed by hummingbirds. The plant is, however, part of the nightshade family and can cause rash and itching when in contact with skin.
Uses in Landscaping: This vine is perfect for an area of the garden where you want something colorful and hardy that will climb upwards. Make sure to grow onto a trellis or wall.
USDA Climate Zone:4-10
Tree Height: up to 30 feet
Soil Type: moist to dry
Sun: full sun to light shade