Trumpet Creeper 'Madame Galan' - Climbing plants
These flowers can grow up to 7.5 cm long!
Place the roots in a bucket full of lukewarm water overnight so that it is moist before planting. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil. Plant the root ball of tagliabuana Campsis 'Madame Galan' at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. The trumpet flower grows well in fertile soil. Poor soil can be improved with mixing in some nutritious compost. Give this vine a warm, sheltered spot in full sun. Mulch the roots and protect with brushwood until the plants are well established.Trumpet Creeper 'Madame Galan' as a climber
The Trumpet Creeper 'Madame Galan' is an outstanding climber. Its stems and trumpet-shaped flowers can decorate a wall or pergola from June-August. The stems produce plenty of self-cling aerial roots to attach themselves while climbing. However, We still recommend to help the Trumpet Creeper to climb by tethering the branches along the wall or a pergola. The best place is a wall, fence or pergola that is south facing. Due to its strong growth, this plant is best used as a specimen plant.
This exotic, rich-flowering climber with large red-orange flowers will 'steal the show' by late summer. The stems hold themselves down with their attached roots. When grown in a sunny area, the Trumpet Creeper can climb to over 5 metres high and will quite rapidly cover a wall.
The Trumpet Creeper 'Madame Galan' needs sufficient moisture in order to develop properly, so give it extra water during dry periods. Protect the base of the trumpet flower against severe frost with a layer of fallen leaves or straw. Even though some of its branches die off, it will always continue growing from its roots. In early spring add a garden mulch layer of compost and manure. 'Madam Galen' can become a little invasive and can be pruned back quite hard in late winter. You will see a lot of new growth in summer.