Bignonia capreolata are generally known as crossvines.These flowers are known as crossvine due to their cross-shaped growing pattern. It is an elegant flowering plant along with shiny green leaves.
Origin:This flowering plant is first time originated in the South and the central U.S.
Size: The average size of this plant range from 30 to 50 ft.
Phosphorus:For the healthy development of their roots, these flowers need phosphorus.
Soil: The best soil for the growth of these flowers is loamy or sandy. Along with this, the soil should contain a good amount of organic matter. Because sufficient nutrients are required for its better development. The PH should remain neutral.
Easy To transplant: These flowers are very easy to transfer from one place to another.
Scientific Name: Bignonia capreolata is its scientific name.
Common Names: This flower also has some other names:
- Trumpet flower
Family: It is a member of the family Bignoniaceae.
Species: B. capreolata
Type: The plant type of these flowers is Vine.
Zone: Its zone range from 5 to 9.
Spread: Bignonia capreolata spread 6 to 9 “.
Bloom Time: The ideal time to grow these flowers is from May to June.
Colour:Crossvine grows in yellow and red colour.
Sun: Full sun to part shade is required for these flowers.
Water: Medium amount of water is needed.
Maintenance: These flowers do not demand high care or maintenance.
Flower: Flowers of this plant are showy.
Tolerate: Trumpet flowers can also tolerate Heavy Shade.
Ideal Growing Conditions:
- A sunny place is best to grow these flowers.
- The soil should contain acid and has good drainage.
- Partial shades are ideal for their better flowering.
- It is best to grow these flowers through seeds.
Ideal Places: This Bignonia capreolata makes walls, fences, pillars, and some other regions attractive. And are also best for covering ground surfaces.
- Cross vines are herbaceous plants that are full of nutrients. There are various benefits of these flowers such as
- It is best to cure oedema, headaches and diphtheria.
- These flowers are also used for the purification of blood.
Frequently Asked Question:
Does the trumpet flower remain evergreen?
Yes, these flowers remain evergreen and spread through climbing.
Do hummingbirds attract towards cross-vines?
Due to the beautiful orange-yellowish colour and fragrance. These flowers highly attract bees as well as a hummingbird.