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Posted: Jun/08/2009 11:37 AM PST
I greatly like Trumpet vine and I need it to spread on a sort of hill in my backyard that is gravel covered. I am a bit hesitant to plant it because of its very invasive nature. The container with a stem of this vine is sitting in my deck but I have not planted it yet. Does anybody have suggestions?
Location: West Kentucky
Posted: Jun/08/2009 12:33 PM PST
Yes, it is invasive, but maybe not so much in gravel. I planted mine from seed two years ago and it pops up everywhere. If you have lots of room or can mow around it to keep it controlled you should be ok. Also, keep in mind that it will not bloom for probably 4-5 years. I have one two years old (red) and one four years old (yellow) and neither has ever bloomed yet.
I am talking about trumpet vine (campsis radicans) and not datura. Not sure where you are located.
Welcome to GG!!