Plants for the Southwest
This Trumpet Vine Campsis radicans provides rich, orange/red flowers that bloom from mid summer to late summer. Plant it in a location where it has room to grow – it is perfect for covering arbors, fences, and walls. Flamenco’s vibrant flowers will also attract hummingbirds!
Start seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed. For best results, soak seeds in water overnight and plant 1" deep. We recommend starting seeds in a pot and then relocating the seedlings to their permanent locations once they have developed at least three sets of leaves.
Trumpet Vine, Flamenco Red Information
Advantages: Bee friendly, attracts hummingbirds
Light Requirements: Full sun - full sun/part shade
Mature Height: 20-30 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide
Bloom time: Early to late summer
The famous trumpet creeper vine is a native of the southeastern states and the Gulf Coast. In its native range, it often scrambles up tall trees, and creates a blooming column, with stems reaching out from the tree trunk filled with beautiful bloom. However, in frost free areas, it can become rampant, and must be controlled.
In colder zones, it remains hardy, and grows only as far as it can in any season. This beautiful vine can be a great solution for fences or as a screen for unsightly areas. It is a long-lasting bloomer – it will bloom from early summer until frost.
*Please note that because our seeds are harvested by hand, without the use of machines, there may be a small amount of plant matter present in the seed packets.
Originally founded as a landscaping project to create habitat for hummingbirds, Dry Heat Gardens is a small gardening company providing plants and seeds for Southwest gardens. Everything is grown on our property and harvested by hand. To protect our hummingbirds and all of our backyard friends, we never use pesticides or herbicides of any kind.
Our home garden is located in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Every day begins with watering, weeding, pruning, seed collecting and product photography. Every seed and plant that we sell has proven itself to thrive in our hot and dry desert conditions. We never resell plants or seeds from 3rd party suppliers.
We carry flowering trees such as the Desert Willow and Bird of Paradise; both annual and perennial flowers such as Cosmos, Zinnias, Marigolds, Hollyhocks and Bearded Irises.
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Head of Cultivation
I am DeAnna Vincent, professional photographer and lifetime gardener. In 2017, my husband Johnpaul and I purchased five acres of property in Los Lunas, New Mexico and I immediately set about creating a backyard sanctuary to attract hummingbirds. My project was very successful and not only did I create a wonderful habitat for hummingbirds but I also had a yard full of beautiful plants producing copious quantities of seeds. The abundance of seeds became the inspiration for starting a gardening company and Dry Heat Gardens was born!