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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 20, 2016 6:57 AM CST
I believe I bought this bush/vine from Home Depot a year or so ago and planted it near our pool... it has turned into this huge bush with orange flowers on it this season.. Climbing up and all over our fence.
I want to get another one! Please help!
Thanks!
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Name: Aaron Jeeper
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 20, 2016 6:59 AM CST
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jul 20, 2016 7:16 AM CST
Welcome! to NGA! Apparently, there was a problem uploading your picture?

By the small description, I would guess trumpet vine, Camsis radicans?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jul 20, 2016 7:25 AM CST
Welcome! This is Celia's suggestion, Campsis radicans:



Another possibility is honeysuckle:



Does it look like either of these? There could be other possibilities depending where you are located.
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Frillylily
Jul 20, 2016 7:30 AM CST
either trumpet vine or a honey suckle of some sort as was suggested above. In one year it is just starting to settle in for you. Be really sure about this, because if it is trumpet vine it is very invasive (at least around here) and once firmly established, nearly impossible to get rid of.
Name: Aaron Jeeper
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 20, 2016 8:18 AM CST
It will not let me post a pic but YOU GUYS ARE GOOD!!!! From the pics i see i do believe that it is a TRUMPET VINE... and you are not kidding.. it is invasive as all get up, but i love it and want another to grow up and on my fence....

OH wait.. work had a block on me uploading so i did it via my phone... here it is.
What are your thoughts on pruning it back some later in the season?


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greene
Jul 20, 2016 8:53 AM CST
It looks a bit overgrown now. It would be okay to prune it back away from the walkway. Pruning a Trumpet Vine is a lot like pruning a Grape vine; you can remove about 80-90% and the plant will look lovely again next year. Please know that this plant can send up suckers sending them out maybe 4 or 5 feet from the parent plant. So if your neighbor owns the property on the other side of that beautiful fence he/she may not appreciate having to control the suckers. When the seed pods form you can remove them to prevent the plant self-seeding; the seeds travel with the wind and can infest other parts of yours and your neighbors' yards.
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Horntoad
Jul 20, 2016 9:04 AM CST
No Greene it can send up suckered 40 or 50 feet from the mother plant. I know because I am dealing with it now.
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Name: Aaron Jeeper
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 20, 2016 11:15 AM CST
Haha.. yes, it is just a "tad" overgrown now... but im enjoying the chaos, so to speak.....I own past the fence so i am not worried about it traveling over it at this point, but you are right that I do need to prune it away from the walkway.... Thanks for the insight on pruning as my thumbs are still very green when it comes to most of this, but that doesnt stop me from trying!
Speaking of seeds, I was going to head to HD to look for another one or two of these plants for other parts of the fence around my pool but maybe I can do better and steal some seeds, etc from this plant?
Any advice on that?

Thanks! Aaron
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 20, 2016 11:49 AM CST
It's a bit risky to plant out large plants at the height of summer's heat. You'd be having to make sure it got lots of water, probably watering at least daily, and maybe twice a day depending how hot it is where you are. Might be better to wait until fall, or at least late summer to plant another one.

Hey, would you fill in your personal profile so that your location comes up in your posts? It's the little person icon at the top of the blue side bar. That will also help us to advise you on the idea of planting seeds vs. getting another established plant.
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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 20, 2016 12:25 PM CST
thanks @dyzzypyxxy - I updated my profile. I will definitely wait until later in the summer to plant one... now i just need to find one! :)
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Frillylily
Jul 20, 2016 12:46 PM CST
you can just break off a piece, strip the leaves a few inches and put it into a pot with potting soil, keep it moist and it will grow a new plant. you can also bring a piece of it down to the ground and put a rock on top of it so it has contact w the soil (leaving it attached to the plant) it will grow roots and you can cut it off the main vine later on.
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DaisyI
Jul 20, 2016 12:53 PM CST
My Dad's neighbor had a trumpet vine on his side of the fence. Then it was on my Dad's side of the fence (and eating his boat). Then it was coming up through the foundation by the fireplace in the livingroom. Dad thought of everything he could to get rid of that vine. Eventually, he have up and strung the vine up though the hole in the bottom of a pot and announced he had a new house plant. Smiling
Name: stone
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stone
Jul 20, 2016 3:47 PM CST
IDontknowmuchPlants said: I will definitely wait until later in the summer to plant one... now i just need to find one!


Gotta tell you...
It's gonna be easier than you think to find additional starts of this...

I really like hummingbird vine when it's well away from the veggie garden... climbing up a pine tree or something...

But when it's near tilled soil, it roots from every leaf node that touches the ground... and those roots are long and deep... and difficult to pull.

If it was me... I'd try lifting the vines that are touching the ground and see how much of it is fastened down...
And then dig all I wanted.
I doubt that the heat is gonna bother the dug plants much... and if it does... Hey... there's plenty more where these came from.

Incidentally...
That's a nice looking flower border you have there...
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Jul 20, 2016 5:18 PM CST
It really is pretty and should have hummingbirds on it. My neighbor behind me has one and it's very pretty. He cuts it back every year.

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Name: Aaron Jeeper
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 21, 2016 7:53 AM CST
hey thanks @stone for the very helpful info on how to find additional starts from this one i already have.. I am up for the challenge to make it happen! Also, thanks for the nice comments on my flower border, i LOVE seeing all these colors while we are in the swimming pool -

.. and who said it needs cut back? Those vines on the concrete are just hoping to make it to the pool and get cooled off very soon! hahaha


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Name: Aaron Jeeper
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 21, 2016 7:55 AM CST
While i have some great people replying to me i figured i might slide this in -- anyone know what this little beaut is called?

-- Nevermind, i found it.. i believe it is called Gayfeather.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 21, 2016 8:05 AM CST
Liatris, a nice plant for attracting butterflies. In front of it is some foliage from a lily, I think. Here's a link from our Plant Database for ya:

Gayfeathers (Liatris)
Elaine

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Name: Aaron Jeeper
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
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IDontknowmuchPlants
Jul 21, 2016 8:06 AM CST
hey @dyzzypyxxy -- haha.. you just beat me to finding it out on my own!! Thanks.. and you have a keen eye as well b/c you are spot on about the lily foliage in front of it that i have lazily not cut back yet! Smiling
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 21, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Big Grin Aaron, you really should leave the lily foliage until it starts to turn yellow anyway, because while it's green, that's what is making your lily bulbs for next year.

I'm a big proponent of being lazy in the summer heat - it's so hot and humid here, I garden in 10 minute "dashes". When my husband comments that the weeds are getting awfully high, I tell him that in summer as the weather heats up, the plants speed up and the gardener slows down. In winter the plants slow down and the gardener speeds up again. So you can imagine it gets to be a real jungle here by about September when the temps are getting down to reasonable again.

So by all means float around in your pool and enjoy your flowers at their best, and worry about tidying up in the fall unless something is really ugly or you're tripping over it.
Elaine

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