Scientific Name Pronounciation:
Plant Hardiness Zones:
Plant Hardiness Zone(s):
15-20 ft. H X 2-3 ft. W; can grow much taller in the wild
Trumpet shaped; orange to reddish orange; 2-3 inches long; clusters of 2-5
Bloom Time Notes:
Late winter, early spring
Deciduous to mostly evergreen; opposite; dark green with purplish veins.
Flattened pods 5-9 inches long.
An early nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds.
Uplands; lowlands; forests; clearings.
Seeds, root sprouts.
Sun or Shade:
Partial shade to full sun; not particular about soil; will spread by root sprouts if not managed; plant at the base of a tree or fence; vine will climb to find sunlight. Showy blooms attract hummingbirds; semi-evergreen leaves add interest in winter; several cultivars available in nursery trade.