Plant Care Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet Creeper

About Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet vine is a dense, vigorous, multi-stemmed, deciduous, woody vine in the Bignoniacea (begonia) family. It is native to the southeastern United States but has naturalized in many northern states. It's best planted in lean-to-average soils with regular moisture in full sun to partial shade. It blooms on new growth, so early spring pruning will not affect the flowering.


Campsis radicans

Also known as

Trumpet vine, Cow itch vine and Hummingbird vine

How to care for Trumpet Creeper


How often to water your Trumpet Creeper

Water needs for Trumpet Creeper
0.5 cups
every 9

Trumpet Creeper needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Trumpet Creeper

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Trumpet Creeper in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Trumpet Creeper: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Trumpet Creeper love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Trumpet Creeper does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Trumpet Creeper

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Trumpet Creeper: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Trumpet Creeper after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Trumpet Creeper can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet Creeper

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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