Orange trumpet creeper is an attractive woody, clinging vine which attaches itself to structures and climbs by aerial rootlets. Clusters of spectacular, scarlet trumpet-shaped flowers (to 3″ long) appear throughout the summer. Flowers are extremely desirable to hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers are followed by long, bean-like seed pods (3-5″ long) which split open when ripe releasing numerous 2-winged seeds for dispersal by the wind.
Rapidly grows 30-50′ high. It produces compound, odd-pinnate leaves (to 15″ long) which are shiny green above and smooth below. This vine is great for woodland gardens and naturalized areas. Provides quick cover for fences, arbors, trellises, walls or other structures in the landscape. Also may be grown along the ground to camouflage rock piles or old tree stumps. Good vine for hot, dry sites. Needs lots of room. Excellent for hummingbird gardens.