A vigorous hybrid Trumpet Creeper, award-winning Campsis x agliabuana 'Indian Summer' or 'Kudian' is a self-clinging woody climber with large, trumpet-shaped flowers, 3 in. long (8 cm), flushed salmon-yellow to rich orange-red deep in the throat. Appearing throughout the summer and early fall, these magnificent tubular flowers are borne in large, often pendent clusters at the ends of the branches and provide a long-lasting and spectacular floral display. Hummingbirds love them and never fail visiting them. The blooms are followed by attractive bean-like seedpods. The lush foliage of pinnate (with up to 15 small leaflets), glossy dark green leaves, with coarsely serrated edges, is deciduous.
'Indian Summer' is a charming hybrid between Campsis radicans (American Trumpet Vine) and Campsis grandiflora (Chinese Trumpet Vine). It is a more compact and manageable Trumpet vine which is reportedly less invasive than the species.
- Gold medal for the Best New Plant Introduction of Plantarium 1998, Prix d’Honneur for Jarditec 1999 in Paris France for Best New plant Introduction.
- Blooming from midsummer to early fall, this extremely floriferous Trumpet Vine is heat, cold and drought tolerant.
- Thrives in lean to average, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun or part shade. Tolerates however a wide variety of soils. Best flower production is obtained in full sun.
- Hardy and easy to grow, this Trumpet Vine is incredibly free-flowering and can quickly grow up to 9 ft. long (3 m).
- No serious insect or disease problems.
- Excellent choice for trellises, walls, fences or arbors.
- This vine blooms on new growth and should be pruned in late winter or early spring. Cut back branches to within three to four buds. This will encourage a more compact growth and promote the formation of flower buds in the shortened shoots. Overcrowded, diseased or damaged shoots can be removed at the same time.