Gorgeous and Vigorous – Exploring Campsis Madame Galen Trumpet Vine

With its abundant sprays of brilliant reddish-orange trumpet blooms and vigorous growth habit Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ makes a dramatic statement in the summer garden. This trouble-free trumpet vine puts on a spectacular floral display that brightens fences arbors, and more.

In this article, we’ll explore what makes this hybrid creeper so eyecatching and examine how to best utilize its assets in the landscape.

Vibrant, Long-Lasting Summer Flowers

The star of the show with Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ is without a doubt its plentiful trumpet-shaped blooms that blanket the vines in vibrant color.

  • Flowers emerge a vivid salmon-red before maturing to rich gold and orange.

  • Blooming begins in midsummer and lasts well into fall for months of enjoyment.

  • Hummingbirds flock to the nectar-rich tubular flowers.

  • Loose clusters appear at the ends of branches for maximum impact.

  • The blooms are followed by interesting bean-like seed pods.

Vigorous Growing Habit

In addition to its flashy flowers, Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ also impresses with its very vigorous growing habit.

  • Clinging aerial rootlets allow it to rapidly scale walls, fences, arbors, and more.

  • With proper support, it can reach up to 30 feet long in just one season.

  • Deciduous vines remain lush and green before turning golden yellow in fall.

  • Pruning is required to keep its enthusiastic growth under control.

Caring for Your Campsis Vine

Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ thrives with little fuss once established.

  • It prefers full sun and lean, well-drained soil. Avoid overly rich soil.

  • Allow the soil to dry between waterings. Established plants are quite drought tolerant.

  • Feed a balanced fertilizer in early spring to stimulate the best flower production.

  • Prune back old stems in late winter to promote new growth.

  • Provide very sturdy support for the vigorous vines to climb.

Stellar Uses in the Landscape

Thanks to its dazzling flowers and commanding size, Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ shines when used as:

  • A focal point trellised against a wall or fence for privacy and decoration.

  • An elegant, flowering cover for an arbor or pergola.

  • A vivid accent trained on a strong obelisk, pillar, or other garden sculpture.

  • A colorful, wildlife-friendly screen masking unsightly views.

A Quick Summary

From its fantastically floriferous nature to its eager expansion, Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ trumpet vine boasts vivid style. Give this vigorous climber ample support and space to shine, then enjoy the tapestry of fiery flowers it weaves each summer. It’s sure to add that wow factor!

Have you grown the outstanding Campsis ‘Madame Galen’ trumpet vine? Feel free to share your experience with this dramatic choice for the summer garden. I’d love to hear your tips for displaying its vibrant blooms and exuberant growth to best effect.

Madame Galen Trumpet Creeper

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campsis madame galen trumpet vine

Madame Galen Trumpet Creeper or Campsis radicans is a self clinging trailing plant.

A deciduous fast growing trumpet vine, the Madame Galen, is covered with red trumpet shaped flowers during summer.

Plant this trailing vine in full sun to partially shaded areas. Water your hummingbird vine regularly the first season planted to establish. Prune annually in late winter. Note: wear protective clothing when pruning as the sap is poisonous and can irritate skin.

Even though trumpet vines don’t have major disease problems, they produce suckers on their own, which can make them grow quickly.

Trumpet creepers are native plants to the Southeast United States.

Madame Galen Trumpet Creeper is grown in 3.5in pots.

Plants shipping to CA and AZ addresses may be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.

  • Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants, Vines
  • Plant Type: Deciduous
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
  • Soil Condition: Well Drained, Moist
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Mature Height: 20 – 30ft
  • Growth Rate: Fast-Growing
  • Planting Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Madame Galen Trumpet Creeper – Pint Pot – 1 Plant Quantity

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