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Campsis - General Literature
li: Hatch, L.C. 1984. Reference guide to ornamental plant cultivars."
li: Taxonomic Computer Research. Raleigh NC. (numerous cultivars"
li: mainly from little known, older literature sources)."

li: Raulston, J.C. and G. Grant. 1994. Trumpetvines (Campsis) for"
li: landscape use. NCSU Arb. News. 24: 5-7. (It has been reprinted"
li: in the S. Nur. Assoc. Proc.)"

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Riverbanks Botanical Garden, Columbia SC. June 2004. A perfect example of this huge-flowered trumpet vine in full glory. You will never find an C. radicans this floriferous and colorful.

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JC Raulston Arboretum. Summer 2003.

Campsis grandiflora 'Morning Calm' makes the familar Campsis radicans look like a primative, boring, rampant weed and no longer the best representative of the genus in our minds. Even the grand, lovely 'Mme. Galen' is tiresome and ignorable around this new glorious lady. This J.C. Raulston clonal selection is a delicate, apricot orange in the throat, veined darker orange-red. The large, round, wide corolla lobes are glowing with hues of coral, vermilion, and bright orange depending on the time of day and age of the flower. There is just the right balance of radiance and nuance.

For all this intricate coloration 'Morning Calm' presents a bold, luminous, uniform effect from 15 feet or more. Unfortunately this lovely Asian is not as cold hardy as our native (USDA 4 vs.6) so not all of us will have more pleasure than a photo. The name reflects the renewing glow of a sunrise or just the mood of a leisurely stroll to her in the morning dew. And in my experience the early morning colors shine the best.


Campsis grandiflora 'Morning Calm'
fc: orange-apricot, a very pleasing shade. More specifically it is medium orange in the throat with
fc: darker veins, the lobes being bright orange-red, vermilion, or coral. It bud it is a very nice apricot
fc: sort of orange with the lobes coloring up darker and much more red.
description, photo (J.C. Raulston Arboretum)

Campsis grandiflora [pink form]
fc: corolla light pink to salmon-pink.
or: various pink shades are known in the wild and are in trials.

Campsis grandiflora 'Thunbergii'
ft: corolla shorter with lobes more highly reflexed.
in: Siebold to UK from Japan about 1856 as Tecoma thunbergii
ch: Bean's Trees and Shrubs reports "perhaps hardier"

Campsis radicans 'Apricot'
fc: corolla yellowish-orange

Campsis radicans 'Atropurpurea' ('Grandiflora Atropurpurea')
fc: dark reddish-scarlet, not purple as the name implies.
fd: larger than species typical

Campsis radicans 'Brother Ariel' (4/01)
fc: pink to light orange, depending on weather
Coastal Gardens

Campsis radicans BALBOA SUNSET™ 'Monbal' (2/02)
fc: rich very uniform red
fd: corolla to 4.0 in. long
infl: to 12 flowers per inflor.
in, wholesale source:
Monrovia Nursery (2002 online catalog, color photo)

Campsis radicans 'Coccinea' = 'Minor'
ns: it may also be in use for C. x tagliabuana 'Coccinea'

Campsis radicans 'Crimson Trumpet'
fc: brighter red - much less orange
lc: very dark green
so: Carroll Gardens 1-800-638-6334

Campsis radicans 'Flamenco'
lc: darker green
fc: bright orange-red
bt: blooms even on 1 year grafts
prop: grafting
or: seedling from Germany
"li: Dendroflora 25: 76 (1988)"
so: Carroll Gardens 1-800-638-6334

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Bloomquist Garden, Duke Gardens, Durham, NC. July 2003. It is commonly known as the "yellow trumpet vine". In some lights it glows from a greater distance.

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Riverbanks Botanical Garden, SC USA. Summer 2004. This cultivar is given a prominent spot. As a new building this display will only improve by the decade.

Campsis radicans 'Flava'
fc: yellow tinged orange - not a pure yellow color viewed up close
so: Carroll Gardens 1-800-638-6334

Campsis radicans 'Florida'
wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

Campsis radicans 'Gamecock' (4/01)
fc: deep velvety red
Coastal Gardens

Campsis radicans 'Grandiflora Atropurpurea' = 'Atropurpurea'

Campsis radicans 'Jersey Peach'
so: Limited Supply sect. of catalog -
source (Windrose Nursery)

Campsis radicans 'Judy'
fc: clear yellow - unlike 'Flava' which displays orange tints
or: Woodlanders Nur.
so: Woodlanders Nur. 803-648-7522 (phone or fax)

Campsis radicans 'Mayday'
fc: cherry red
infl: up to 10 flowers per cluster - more than typical where the number is 4-8 in most cases.

Campsis radicans 'Minnesota Red'
fc: dark red
or: presumably from MN?
in: Hines Nursery to US trade c. 1999.

Campsis radicans 'Minor' ('Coccinea' in part)
fc: carmine red
fd: corolla smaller than species typical, giving a refined appearance however

Campsis radicans 'Praecox' ('Sanguinea Praecox')
fc: scarlet-red
bt: earlier than species typical

Campsis radicans 'Red Flame'
fc: red
ns: seen in European lists c. 2003. Not yet reported in the US.

Campsis radicans 'Red Sunset' (3/3)
fc: red
fq: very floriferous

Campsis radicans 'Sanguinea Praecox' = 'Praecox'

Campsis radicans 'Southern Belle' (4/01)
ll: smaller leaf
fc: deep "fire engine red"
fd: corolla shorter than species typical
Coastal Gardens

Campsis radicans 'Speciosa'
ha: shrubby to weakly climbing
la: more acuminate
fd: smaller than species typical
fc: corolla orange-red - two color variants of it are listed below from old literature.

Campsis radicans 'Speciosa Lutea'
fc: yellow
fd: floriferous

Campsis radicans 'Speciosa Rubra'
fc: red
fd: floriferous

SUMMER SNOWFALL™ 'Takarazuka Variegated' - click image
JC Raulston Arboretum. July 2004. An interesting mutation. We await it attaining some size and even more charm.

Campsis radicans SUMMER SNOWFALL™ 'Takarazuka Variegated'
lc: mottled white
fc: red-orange (apparently typical)
wholesale source, pat: Hines Nursery
Sargents Gardens (online catalog 2002)

Campsis radicans TANGOPBR 'Huitan'
ha: slower than species typical, thus neater
bt: blooms easily a young nursery plants
fc: red
fd: to 5.0cm wide
or: Huisman Boomkwekerij, Boskoop, Netherlands 1996 as seedling
in: originator 2002

Campsis radicans 'Yellow Trumpet' = 'Flava'

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Coccinea'
fc: scarlet red

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Indian Summer'
wholesale source (Firma C. Esveld)

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Mme. Galen'
fc: corolla orange-red
infl: somewhat drooping or lax clusters as C. grandiflora and unlike C. radicans
lv: downy pubescent below (as C. radicans) and unlike the glabrous C. grandiflora.
or: hybrid first noted at Tagliabue Bros. Nursery, near Milan, Italy. This clone was introduced
or: by Frence nurseries c. 1889.