Campsis × tagliabuana ‘Madame Galen’

hybrid trumpet creeper

  • © T&L Nursery

  • © Judy Newton

Outstanding Qualities

Hybrid trumpet creeper is a vigorous deciduous vine that provides a spectacular show in the heat of summer. The large tubular flowers are flushed salmon red to red-orange to rich gold deep in the throat. Flowering begins in midsummer and continues in a profuse show through early autumn. ‘Madame Galen’ is a favorite of hummingbirds who fight fiercely for a taste of its delectable nectar. In fall, the foliage ends the season in a flash of brilliant golden yellow. Surprisingly, the flowers hold up well when cut for a vase or arrangement.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: vine

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9

Flower Color: orange, red

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant when established

Seasonal Interest: midsummer to early autumn flowers

Wildlife Associations: hummingbirds, bees, butterflies

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: purple, violet, chartreuse, gold

Great Color Partners: red, orange, yellow

Culture Notes
‘Madame Galen’ tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including sandy and clay sites as long as they are well-drained. The best flowering occurs in full sun. This tough vine is drought tolerant and heat tolerant once it is established. Extended dry periods can cause the flowers can fade prematurely, but new buds will quickly replace them. Occasional summer watering will lengthen flowering in sunny dry spots. It is important to place this vine on a sturdy structure, as it ages it will become quite heavy. Allow the vine to grow to the size you would like, and then prune vigorous growth back to two or three buds from the main stem every year in the winter. Avoid pruning in summer when the new flower buds are forming.