Q: We have an arbor that is eight feet tall and sixteen feet long. We want a perennial vine with bright flowers that will attract hummingbirds and that will bloom a long time. Would a Madame Rosy trumpet creeper be a good choice? A: I don’t have any experience with ‘Madame Rosy’ in particular. It’s said to be a hybrid between the American and Asian species of trumpetcreeper and is described as being floriferous and seedless. That said, ANY trumpetvine has the potential to become a nuisance, seeds or not. It grows as fast as kudzu and if you remove the plant the roots will sprout all over your landscape for years. You’re welcome to try the vine but keep my cautions in mind.
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