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Trumpet Creeper (Hummingbird Vine) - 25 Plants

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Johnny King
Love the color of my hummingbird plant

Planted my hummingbird plant just outside my window. I Love watching the birds land on the flowers.

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Nancy Jones
Hummingbird Plant

This is a wonderful addition to my flower garden. Looks great where I planted it.

Hummingbird Vine

Hummingbird vine, or trumpet vine, is a climbing plant whose trumpet-shaped flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. If you plan to plant a beautiful trumpet vine in your yard, be prepared to see hummingbirds daily throughout the summer. The hummingbird, or trumpet vine, grows rather quickly to cover fences, trellises, walls, or any other structure with a rich, green curtain of leaves and bright-colored flowers.

Hummingbirds Are Drawn to Trumpet Vine?

The specific shape of the flowers on the trumpet vine is meant to keep the rich nectar out of reach of most insects and birds, except bees and hummingbirds. Although both hummingbirds and bees are the primary pollinators of these plants, hummingbirds appear to get most of the attention. The flowers of the trumpet vine perfectly accommodate the hummingbirds' long-probing tongues and slender beaks. Every time the bird sticks its small head into a flower, it pollinates the next flower that attracts it.

The flower of the trumpet vine is ideal for attracting numerous hummingbirds to the general landscape. The exquisite tubular-shaped flowers have a wide range of colors, including reds, oranges, and yellows. The vine plant will bloom throughout the summer and early fall, although shady areas may not bloom as well as sunlight vines. After it flowers, the vines produce pretty seedpods similar to beans.

Growing Hummingbird Vines

Hummingbird vines are incredibly easy to grow and thrive in the sun and semi-shade. Even though the vine prefers good, well-draining soil, the flowers are resilient and flexible enough to adjust to virtually any kind of soil and will readily grow. Take care not to plant the vines too close to your home since the creeping roots can work their way under your home's shingles and cause significant damage to the foundation.

A fence or trellis is a supportive structure for growing hummingbird vines. But don't let the vines climb on your trees since it can result in strangulating them.

Caring for Hummingbird Vines

Hummingbird vines don't require any fertilizer and should only be watered as needed since they tend to grow rather vigorously. Once established, the vines are virtually maintenance-free for the most part. However, minimal maintenance does involve pruning the vines from time to time. One should prune hummingbird vines regularly to keep them under control. Pruning should be done once a year, preferably in the spring, and can be clipped back to only a few buds for great results.