Orange Trumpet Vine vs. Creeper??

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  1. Paulina

    Paulina Active Member

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    Last year I bought some seeds off of good old Ebay, they were sold to me as Orange Trumpet Vine Seeds. I planted them, and sure enough, a little wiry string-like vine grew, and had beautiful tiny (and I mean end of my pinky-finger tiny) orange trumpet flowers on it. Only one little flower every 6 inches or so on the vine, but they were Orange Trumpets.

    Now today I got a Orange Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans) vine and it is nothing like those ones. The flowers are huge and in clusters!

    Anyone know anything about the little one I planted? I can't seem to find it on Google, all that comes up is the large Orange Trumpet flowers. Thanx!
     
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    The new creeper must be Campsis grandiflora
     
  3. Paulina

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    No, it's definitely the Campsis radicans, I'm just learning all the terminology and I just looked up the grandiflora and they're not nearly as tubular as the radicans. Thanx though!
     
  4. Paulina

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    Okay, these are the little orange flowers I bought the seeds off of Ebay... I can't find anything via Google searches... Any educated guesses from the UBC Gang?
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Which illustrates the point - common names can be very confusing and can easily trip up the unsuspecting.
     
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    Radicans... thanx.

    Thanx Daniel! Right on the money! That's exactly what they are!
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi Paulina,

    Did you plant the Campsis radicans? I remember pictures of your lovely garden.

    Newt
     
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    Well, I stuck the roots in a pot, I see some new growth on them, so looks like next year I'll have a nice creeper. Thanx.
     
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    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Yup, those roots will survive just about anything. I hope you keep it in a pot so it doesn't destroy your lovely garden.

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