Propagating Trumpet Vine - Knowledgebase Question

Oxford, PA
Question by jpavillard
September 4, 1998
I may be considered a novice gardener on my best day, so please provide much detail in your answer. I planted a trumpet vine that was 1/2 inch thick and 18-24 inches high approximately 4 years ago. It is now about 25 feet in length and has been blooming for the last 3 years.(And, yes I used Miracle Gro) This is the first year it has had 1 seed pod. Now I will be moving in 4 months and would like to take/start a new plant for my new home. Can this be done successfully with 1 pod, and if so do I dry out the pod first or not? If the new plant is derived from a cutting, it will have to be cut in the next 3-4 weeks. And how is this done? I live in SE PA, but can't tell you what zone I live in. Please assist, as I would like to have this wonderful plant at my next house.


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Answer from NGA
September 4, 1998

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immediately to its new location; water it in well and mulch. Keep the surrounding soil moist but not soggy until the ground freezes. (If traveling, keep the root wrapped in moistened newspaper in a plastic bag, do not allow it to either bake in hot sun or freeze.) Next spring, it should leaf out and grow. This sounds the most radical of the three but would probably have the best chance of success.

All in all, it might be easier to buy a new plant, but I do know the feeling of wanting to take a favorite along! Perhaps the new residents would allow you to come back and take some tip cuttings next summer? Good luck with your trumpet vine! immediately to its new location; water it in well and mulch. Keep the surrounding soil moist but not soggy until the ground freezes. (If traveling, keep the root wrapped in moistened newspaper in a plastic bag, do not allow it to either bake in hot sun or freeze.) Next spring, it should leaf out and grow. This sounds the most radical of the three but would probably have the best chance of success.

All in all, it might be easier to buy a new plant, but I do know the feeling of wanting to take a favorite along! Perhaps the new residents would allow you to come back and take some tip cuttings next summer? Good luck with your trumpet vine!

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