Friday, August 9, 2019

Plants in Early American Gardens - Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

This vigorous North American vine was introduced into Europe by 1640. In 1771 Jefferson noted planting “Trumpet flower” on September 30th. At the time, its Latin name was Bignonia radicans. Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon included “Bignonia radicans-Scarlet Trumpet Flower” in The American Gardener’s Calendar, 1806.