Campsis x Tagliabuana Madame Galen commonly referred to as the Trumpet Vine.
An exotic and very beautiful climber that will grow well on a sunny south facing wall in the UK climate. The profuse blooms of Campsis rewards with a nice long flowering period, starting to bloom in late spring to early summer and performing right through until the Autumn.
These red flowering, climbing vines are a must have for retaining colour in the garden. Their exotic trumpet shape, (hence their common name), are an absolute magnet for pollinators. Campsis Climbers are very easy to grow in most soil types even in drier conditions and clay based soil as long as they have plenty of sunshine..
Campsis Madame Galen is one of the most hardy of the cultivars and are therefore an excellent choice for the UK climate. The beautiful flowers are flame red with yellow stamens and to get the best crop of flowers make sure you locate your Campsis where it will get lots of sun. It will need some support, a trellis or pergola are perfect for growing against. It would also fabulous when trained into the branches of a tree. These are vigorous plants but not invasively so and a good hard prune in the late winter, to three or four buds, will keep its shape and allow you to control its growth for the coming year.
Campsis x Tagliabuana Madame Galen has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit a sure sign it will perform well in UK gardens.