Trumpet Vine - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, AL
Avatar for DBrock1178
Question by DBrock1178
November 29, 1997
This is my first year with trumpet vines. Should I cut back the vine and when? Now it looks brown after the freeze.

Answer from NGA
November 29, 1997
Go ahead and cut it back, it is dead anyway. It will grow back (really quickly) in the spring. The first year I had one the frost turned it brown and brittle so I assumed it was dead and cut it all the way to the ground. Then...Presto! It came back with a vengeance in the spring. I cut it down every fall, it comes back every spring and puts on more growth with every year. However, one of mine is 3 years old now and still has not bloomed. I have learned this is not uncommon and with trumpet vines patience is a virtue.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Tulips in various shades of red"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.