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Products > Plants - Browse By Region > Campsis x tagliabuana 'Mme. Galen'
 
Campsis x tagliabuana 'Mme. Galen' - Trumpet Creeper

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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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 research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Campsis 'Mme. Galen'.
 
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