There are many flower shapes and sizes. Some gardeners prefer cup- or bowl-shaped flowers while others crave trumpet-shaped. When you want a specific type of flower and color it can be difficult to know where to look. These flowers all have a red cultivar variety to pick and all of them are trumpet-shaped flowers.
Four o’clock, Mirabilis jalapa, is from the four o’clock family and is also called marvel-of-Peru and beauty-of-the-night. It is a fragrant evergreen that is easy to grow and fast growing. These plants get 2 to 3 feet tall with a shrub-like appearance. Flowers are fragrant trumpet-shaped blooms and can be yellow, white, pink, red or magenta. Plant a four o’clock in any soil in full sun or partial shade with regular watering. Propagate via spring seed or by tuber division any time of the year. It is grown in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 7 to 11.
Trumpet creeper, Campsis radicans, is from the bignonia family and is also called trumpet vine. It is a fast-growing plant that will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It can climb to 40 feet and has leaves that are compound and 4 to 12 inches long. These leaves are bright green and dense. Flowers are yellow, orange, or red trumpet-shaped blooms that appear in summer and are 3 to 4 inches long. Plant a trumpet creeper in full sun or shade in rich moist soil. Propagate via seed or by suckers. It is grown in USDA zones 6 to 10.
Cross vine, Bignonia capreolata, is from the bignonia family and is also called trumpet flower. It is a fast-growing perennial vine that is evergreen and drought tolerant. It will attract hummingbirds. Leaves are compound with 3- to 5-inch-long leaflets. Flowers bloom winter or spring with orange, reddish orange or red trumpet-shaped flowers 2 to 3 inches long. Plant a cross vine in filtered shade, partial sun or full sun and in any soil. Propagate via seeds or sprouts. It is grown in USDA zones 6 to 9.
Azalea, Rhododendron spp., is from the heath family. It is an easy to grow evergreen shrub that has various shapes and sizes, depending on cultivar. It ranges between 8 inches and 20 feet tall among the 3,000 species. Flowers are trumpet-shaped and can be white, orange, red, purple or pink. Plant an azalea in acidic soil in full sun to deep shade conditions; check your cultivar for specifics as they vary. Propagate via greenwood cuttings. It is grown in USDA zones 4 to 9.
Rose campion, Lychnis coronaria, is from the pink family and is also known as dusty miller or mullein pink. It is a drought-tolerant perennial that has woolly silvery gray leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers that are rose, pink, white, magenta, red or purple in color. Plant a rose campion in poor dry soil in full sun or partial shade. Propagate via seed. It is grown in USDA zones 3 to 8.
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