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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Vine > Campsis x tagliabuana 'Mme. Galen'
Campsis x tagliabuana 'Mme. Galen' - Trumpet Creeper

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Vine
Family: Bignoniaceae (Bignonias)
Origin: Garden Origin
Flower Color: Orange Red
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (C. grandiflora x C. radicans)
Height: Climbing (Vine)
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' (Trumpet Creeper) - A deciduous clinging woody vine with compound leaves consisting of nine leaflets and an abundance of 3 inch long bright reddish-orange trumpet flowers that bloom in loose clusters through much of the summer. Plant in full sun with moderate water. Hardy well below 0 degrees F and useful down to USDA Zone 4. ). This is a large aggressive vine that will attach itself to structures and fence lines by aerial roots. The flowers attract hummingbirds. This is an older hybrid that was first introduced by a French nursery in 1889 and was the result of crossing Campsis radicans (American trumpet vine) with Campsis grandiflora (Chinese trumpet vine). The hybrid benefits from the larger flower size of C. grandiflora and the hardiness of C. radicans. The name given by Roberto de Visiani to the hybrid crosses between these species, originally as Tecoma tagliabuana, honored the brothers Alberto Linneo and Carlo Ausonio Tagliabue, who had furnished him the plant. The name Campsis is a Latin word based on the Greek 'kampsis' meaning "bending" (from 'kampe' meaning "bend" or "turn") or "curved" and references the curved stamens of plants in this genus. We no longer offer this plant but grew it from 1997 until 2003.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Campsis 'Mme. Galen'.